Semester 1 / click on student name to view portfolio
"The most favorite project to me would probably be the automata project. I just really found the concept of it all really interesting. I really enjoyed figuring out how to make the gears work and make the whole thing function"
My favorite project has to be the Motion Project, it was fun making the robot and figuring out different ways for the robot to draw different lines. Favorite Workshop, Paper Workshop. It was cool seeing a flat piece of paper turn into a 3D shape.How I might use the skills, mindsets, and learning from makers in other Academic Areas or parts of my life is that I'm going to make my work more clear, make sure it's clean, Collaborate with my classmates, and take creative risks.
"Having this class this semester helped me so much because I am aware this is still a class, but it is different to my other classes. Like it helped me so much be aware of what to make and be creative when making something DIY. I really enjoyed this class because it just wasn't all about being in our computers it was about working and creating something which was a really great experience."
My favorite project was the Motion Project. I really enjoyed that one because I learned to use a motor and I made something move without touching it. Which was a big step for me so I liked it. I have participated more in class and collaborated with my peers during break out rooms.
I think the skill I grew a lot more in collaboration and Divergent thinking. Because I remember in the beginning of the school I barely collaborated with my group members and for semester 2 we got new group members and I started to engage more with them in the breakout rooms. I feel like I also grew in divergent thinking because I used the willful of disbelief inspiration from Star Wars. Since I'm a Star Wars fan I believe in the force.
The website allows everyone to clearly demonstrate their work in a way that is personalized and unique. We explain our thought process and this enables us to show our creativity while also looking at other peoples work.Makers has influenced my thinking through thinking outside the box and using divergent thinking. there were some points where I wanted to give up, but then I realized that I could find a completely different solution.
When I was learning about Divergent Thinking, I learned that it was important to take creative risks because from doing so, you find something new about not just yourself but also ways to being creative. Which helped me throughout the semester making the projects because what I designed was what I made and am capable of doing. The quote "willful sense of disbelief" pushed me to embracing the creativity I had and learn how to be even more creative and push my ideas.
".In the beginning of our semester I didnt understand what divergent thinking is However, throughout learning what it means i was able to create multiple designs using divergent thinking. In addition to that, I was able to think of ideas that leads to the criteria. Overall, this help me expand my creativity with different strategies such as material manipulation especially creating a design based on the theme."
The one skill I felt I grew the most in was craftmanship. For our first project, my automata was a total flop, it kept getting stuck and the measurements were just off. After this, I learned from my mistakes and planned better instead of winging it. Also from all the practice of crafting throughout the semester, I was able to improve making things with my hands.
Makers had honestly taught me so much, it's allowed me to learn to take risks, be more creative, and planning out my ideas. I know that a lot of the skills and mindsets learned throughout this semester in this class will be used and not taken for granted.
Makers has influenced the way i think because i feel like now i have a better idea on how to create and build stuff with little things around your house. Now i have a very good idea on how things are made. Overall i just feel like it helped me in a good way.
What helped me grow as a collaborator this semester was when we were in breakout rooms and getting help to gain some ideas for craftsmanship making and getting to collaborate with them. I was comfortable with them and some others who were new that I never talked with before helped me open up and talk with my group more since I only talk when someone asks a question in breakout rooms. I always had my camera on and if I couldn't have it on I let the teacher know and my group know but I would still tell them how much I worked on.
"This semester was quite an interesting one. I don't really think creatively much and in this semester I was able to let go of my sense of despair for my creativity and put together works under the concept of 'willful disbelief.' This allowed me to work to the best of my abilities to creating a vision for a settlement on Mars."
How makers has influenced me is by showing me I can accomplish anything I put my mind to because when I first came to makers I didn't know what I was getting myself into but then overtime I learned to use my brain and stuff literally just sitting in my house to make Awesome robots and art and other cool things I didn't know I could have made. I will definitely be using some of the skills and mindsets I learned in makers because they can be useful for helping me learn more about building and creating stuff and that can be really fun. Or maybe I can build something that can help the world in a huge way
"Makers has boosted my confidence in thinking and creating. I will definitely try and stay with this mindset throughout my life because it'll help me accomplish a lot of things.My craftsmanship grew drastically during this semester because I wasn't as crafty as before. I wouldn't put that much effort into creating my ideas, but this class helped me visualize and create what my ideas were."
Makers has influenced my thinking in many ways, one way is realizing when you put your mind to something you will want it done, also doing things you never thought you would be doing, always good to try new things. Don't give up and be patient with your work because there always something good that will come out of it.