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Do you want to be bright?

on April 27, 2017

Question #1: Why are you doing it?

The reason why I am doing this is because I want to help people who don’t have things (ex: lights) that I use in my everyday life. I feel that it’s unfair that I can abuse the things that are common to me, but it is a luxury for others.

Question #2: What you have done?

The first picture is an example, so I didn’t do that one. However, my design is similar to the example. My design was basically a thermos, the light would go through the middle, the lid would be the switch and the bottom be the solar panel. The second picture is a step that we are doing to make a circuit board. We’ve started to “soldering” {sought-er-ing), so when we put lights in the circuit board, it dosen’t move while in its position or can’t be taken out. Its kinda like putting glue on a popsticle stick to another popsticle stick and putting them together.

Questions #3: what you have learned?

I have learned to “sought-er.” What “Sought-er-ing” is you have a wired metal string thing and you make contact with a “sought-er-ing iron.” ┬áThe metal string immediately turns to liquid because of how hot the iron is. It’s really fun and a little bit dangerous. Here are some pictures of “sough-ter-in”:

I have also learned about resistors. Have you ever wonder why LEDs run out so fast. Thats because there’s no resistors attached. ┬áBecause LEDs are sometimes are attached directly at the battery, its too much power to handle. If you attached the LED to the resistor instead (of course its attached to the battery as well, its just not directly attached), then it will resist most of the power so the LED lasts longer.

2 Responses to “Do you want to be bright?”

  1. alyshal-2014 says:

    It’s nice to know that there are people out there that want to help those who are less fortunate!
    (Also it’s spelled Soldering.)

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