November 13, 2019
Cycle Day 3
Good afternoon all! I wanted to take a second to tell you how AMAZING your kids have been so far this year. They all deserve a big HIGH FIVE for their work ethic. Today was our final day working on the Plinko Replica board for the Junior High School and might I tell you it turned out way better than any of us could have ever imagined! They pulled it off big time!!
This project was initiated when the the PBIS adviser Mr. Eckenroth contacted me about the possibility of CADD students creating a Plinko board. I quickly agreed and we planned this lesson to mimic a real-world, on the job scenario. To overview, Mr. Eckenroth formally emailed the students his request, the students brainstormed ideas and worked with Mr. Eckenroth and myself to develop a plan of action through email correspondence and for or over a month students worked diligently to complete the task by today’s deadline.
Ethan A: Board Design & Layout in AutoCAD | Decorative Edging Arch Design & Layout Hand Drafting Techniques/Floor Compass | Triangular Piece Design in AutoCAD / Laser Cutting | PACKO Disc Holder AutoCAD Deisgn / Laser Cutting | Layout & Assembly | Finishing & Painting
Chase A: Signage Lighting & Assembly | Peg Laser Cutting & Assembly | Quality Assurance | White Preparation & Assembly | Machinery Usage / Construction Skills | Finishing & Painting | Layout & Assembly
Dustin B: Board Design & Layout Planning | Slot Design & Edging Design in AutoCAD / Laser Cutting | Layout & Assembly | Finishing & Painting | Name Plaque Design in Adobe Illustrator and Laser Engraving & Cutting
Brandon F: Cardboard Prototype Design in Adobe Illustrator & Laser Cutting & Assembly | Collapsible Stand Design in AutoCAD and Fabrication | Layout & Assembly | Finishing & Painting | Construction Skills
John H: Construction Skills and Fabrication | All Process Layout and Assembly | Finishing & Painting | Disc Design in AutoCAD and Laser Cutting | Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator and Prototyping
Andrew M: PACKO Disc Design in Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutting & Engraving | Finishing & Painting | Layout & Assembly
Brando S: Peg Laser Cutting Design in Adobe Illustrator | PACKO Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator | PACKO Signage Design in Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutting | Decorative Edging Separator Strip Design in Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutting | Lighting Unit Design in Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutting & Fabrication |
As you can see from the attached images and job descriptions…this was a HUGE task and I could not be more proud of these students. Please congratulate them on their accomplishments….and let them know how BIG OF A DEAL this really is…I want to make sure they really get it.