Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Class #19

Today, we took a final assessment for Sketchup by creating a model of Somerset VMS, adding the geolocation, and a bus (and painting that bus pink, for extra credit). I made the bus pink and saved it so I could undo changes made prior to the bus, and when I undid the bus and the other changes, I tried adding the bus file back to Sketchup, but it wasn't pink, AND the front half of the bus was missing. So I tried repainting the bus pink the way I did before but it wouldn't work. I ended up not finishing in 1 class period, as I had planned to do.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Class #18

Today, our class was divided in two, but we had the same amount of time in class as we usually do. In class, we worked on our house projects in Sketchup. In the first half of class, I was able to upload my house project file, but when we came back from the assembly, I couldn't open the file in Sketchup.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Class #17

Today, Mr. Kelley reviewed the Sketchup tutorials with everyone as a class, which is pretty much all we did.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Class #15

In this class, I finished all of my Sketchup Tutorials, and Mr. Kelley showed us an app on the iPad where you can take a picture of drawings in real life and edit them to be 3D printed.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Class #14

Today, I was extremely overwhelmed with the amount of work I was given, since I missed a day of school when I had IT, and I had to test one other day. So, I worked on some of the Sketchup tutorials, and did the blog posts for them.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #6

This tutorial was probably the hardest to understand. It teaches you how to change the "dynamic component." This tool can duplicate an object without stretching it out, open/close doors, turn on/off light switches, rotate chairs, etc. You can find this feature either in the toolbox set or under "Window," and find the "Component Options" tab.

In this picture, the door and the cabinet are open, the window is closed, the lights are switched on, and the chair is facing the viewer and on the ground.

While in this picture, the the door and cabinet are closed, the window is open, the lights are switched off, and the chair is facing away from the viewer, and is elevated in the air.

A shelf that automatically duplicates to fill the spaces every 18 inches it is stretched, using the Scale option. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #5

This tutorial teaches you how to paint materials, and change their texture/translucence. Then, you have to paint the entire kitchen. This probably took around 45 minutes.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #4

This lesson teaches you how to build an outdoor staircase/patio, and change the display of your building, such as making the endpoints visible or invisible, hiding the lines, or showing/hiding the lines behind the surface of your building.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #3

In this Sketchup Tutorial, you learn how to paint materials, move figures, and add shadows. This is a continued lesson from Sketchup Tutorial #2, and you use the same building you made in it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #2

This tutorial teaches you how to build a basic house, step-by-step, using the main tools, such as rectangle, push/pull, pencil, and arc.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sketchup Tutorial #1

In this particular Sketchup Tutorial, you learn how to use the different zoom/camera features, and how to create basic rectangular prisms.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Class #11

Today, Mr Hughes wouldn't let me interrupt maroon group or whatever's class for ten seconds to get my laptop, so I used the one at the back of the IT classroom. For some reason when I go back to edit what I've written it replaces a letter with each letter I type. Anywho, we went onto thingiverse to make a keychain and we had to change the font, make the border a square instead of the default where it wraps around the letters, etc. Since Mr Kelley wants us to be protected from strangers over the internet and stuff, even though I publicly show my name and face on Instagram etc., I had to erase my name and change it to my blog name. Here is a screencap of my creation.

Pretty cool. We didn't print them.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Class #10

Today, we made a quick model of our houses in Sketchup, using the geolocation thingy. I colored my house brown, with a red door. Also, I made the balcony.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Class #8

Today, we visited a website called thingiverse, which shows us how to download a file and print it on the 3D printer.

This is an image that I found interesting. It was a file off of the website that you can 3D print, which you can visit at

Friday, March 3, 2017

Class #7

Today, we learned how to go to the tutorials for Sketchup, which were on Google Classroom.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Class #6

Today, I retook my pretest, because apparently it didn't turn in for some reason. Then I tried to remake Sebasticook on Sketchup. That didn't work. I'll eventually have to turn it in, but from where I am now, I don't see how I'll do it.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Class #5

Today we had to take a preassessment on sketchup, by recreating the school as accurately as possible. Before that, we took a pretest on Google Drive about different technology and computer topics.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Class #4

Today, Mr Kelley showed us how to remove the menu bar using "layout." He also taught us how to link a website, and two different ways to link a YouTube video to Blogger.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Class #3

Today, we learned how to "screenshot" a picture on our laptops, using the snipping tool. We first pressed the windows key, searched "snipping tool," clicked "new," and cut out a picture to save to our laptops.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Class #2

Today we created our blogs! We started by creating a username, changing the time zones, and blogging about our last class. I'm excited to learn how to change the background, and how my blog looks.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Class #1

Today in IT class, Mr. Kelley talked about what the other students did in fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. We also reviewed what we will be doing in Industrial Tech this school year.