Thursday, May 19, 2016

Here's my Ted talk reflection. 
I think it went really well! I actually enjoyed standing up and talking to people on stage! (kinda) I think I may continue to think about my idea and possibly continue it after school ends, but no promises. If you want to see my talk go to and check it out. I think it ran a little on the fast side. If I had to do this again, I would stretch it out for longer and have more fun with it. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I've finished building my project! Now all that's left is to make the seats with the clay and let the model take shape!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello people! Sorry I didn't post last week. TED Talks are on May 18th, practically right around the corner! Pictures will be up tomorrow or later today of my progress on the project. I would get one up right now but I'm at school. Anyway, I was thinking about how I was going to continue building without a proper workshop, and to my surprise, my dad has a whole workshop in our basement! Perfect! I think I'm in a good place for my project to be right now to be honest.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ah! We got modeling clay in different colors AND diamond mesh! All we need is to pick up the wood at the store and we can really get started with the details!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I have started work on my project!! Pictures will be up soon, but I'm at school and I don't have my project, but there will DEFINITELY be pictures. Ted talks are coming up really soon, so I have to work double time because I'm behind on the schedule I made mentally. Once again, I'm really nervous! I hope it goes well.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hey guys, sorry for no pictures this week, but we have the materials! We bought them this week and we are going to get more this weekend. I figured out that at the most by the Ted talks I will have the three seats mostly finished and a little dashboard, but I really have to get working. Like, today.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I went on a trip over Spring Break to the mountains in Virginia. While we were driving up and down the mountain, I noticed that it's kind of hard to stay on the right side of the road. People kept drifting off to the side and crossing the line (I was a little terrified) So that gave me something to think about. Maybe I can try to put in a little alarm idea/thingy to tell you that you have gone over the line if there is one (just an idea!)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Ok, so probably Wednesday, me and my dad are going to finally order the supplies for the car model! I'm, again, really excited! I love to build things (even if sometimes they are awful) so this is a project that I am super excited about! The next post I make will be pictures of the supplies, or the order page for the supplies, so yeah. Still excited!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

We are FINALLY going to get the materials! I'm going to order them HOPEFULLY THIS WEEKEND and put up some pictures for you guys. I'm really excited! I haven't been able to get them sooner because of all the schoolwork, but I'm finally (more or less) done with it all!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

I asked my dad when we could order the materials, and he said next week. I have a plan on how to make it and I think it's pretty solid. So hopefully we will get to a stage where I can actually touch the materials. I will put up some pictures and we can get started!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

So like I said, I'm going to start getting my materials online this week or next. NO LATER than 3 weeks from now! Then after I receive the items, I will brainstorm how to actually use the things that are new to me. Then I will start the building process :D

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Idea Showcase was a great success! Everything went smoothly even though my m&m's were eaten by a classmate😑. So now the next step is to start building!

Monday, February 15, 2016

AHHHH! So excited for Tuesday! The Idea Showcase is tomorrow and I'm finished with my poster! I think it looks great, and we are finally going to get some materials to start building an almost-to-scale model! This is a good day/night! So by the way the Idea Showcase is tomorrow at Hixon Middle School in the library, so be sure to check it out! (I have M&M's!)

Monday, February 8, 2016

After school today I am going to Target with my dad for some poster board (and pencils!) so now I can start glueing my project together on the poster for the Idea Showcase! I'm still kinda nervous that I'm not going to have a great pitch, but I think I'll be alright.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I have began work completing the idea I had. But the idea showcase is coming up in a couple weeks and I am so nervous. I know that once I'm doing it I'll be fine, it's just the making of the poster that seems like a challenge right now. I literally don't have any time to go and make it because I'm so busy, but I'll figure out a way.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

If you can't read this, just look at the picture. You will walk into the car from the trunk (if you want) and sit is the drivers seat and swivel around to face the dash. If you want to fit 6 people in the car, then you can pull up a middle seat that is the same size as all the others, so it's not smaller. If you want to close the trunk entrance, just pull on a tab and a bin will come up and meet up with the rest of the trunk (It will make sense later. PS if you click on a picture it will get bigger BTW)
This is the side view

This is the front view (sorry I couldn't crop)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So last night my grandpa and I were brainstorming and we came up with a cool little idea. The way you are going to get into the car now is through the back. There will be a ramp for you to walk up. The drivers seat will be turned around like a spinny stool, and the driver will get into the chair and turn him and the chair around. The chair will then lock into place so nobody will just randomly spin around the whole time. I still need to completely design it, but we are getting there!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Good news, my grandpa's in town! Now at some point I can get some help with making a model/prototype of the car! In the meantime, I am going to be working on the Idea Showcase, which is a chance for anyone to come and see my project and check it out. So I will put up some pictures soon, but until I have more materials, nothing will be up yet. I'll put up some pictures of the tri-fold board when it's getting pretty good. I am going to start again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

If this is the size of a regular car, then the car I want will have to be a little bigger, but not huge. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Over break, I met up with my mentor, who is my grandpa.  He is also coming at the end of this month! So I am going to start working on a prototype. I didn't do any real work over break unfortunately, but hey, it was Christmas, and I was out of town. But now, I'm going to actually start working really hard on making an almost to scale model of what I want it to be. I will start uploading pictures once I start going somewhere.