The ending of a book is the most important, it ties the story together, makes amends between characters and reveals the meaning of the book. Much like a book, my tenth grade project has many chapters found throughout this blog. We are approaching the end and, I will not lie, I am a bit excited.... Continue Reading →
It’s All Coming Together- Jennifer M.
The past couple of months have been not only tough but stressful mentally. We've been challenged as a team to not only get a deeper insight on the human anatomy but design a device that meets all of the customer needs to protect their joints and prove to be the better design. Not long from... Continue Reading →
Save-A-Joint Progress to Success – Jennifer M.
From taping cotton balls to a sock to sowing padding onto fabric and attaching a hard surface, we've truly built a stable design. We started out by brainstorming what materials would be best for protecting the joint as well as meet all of our customer and design needs. When we were assigned to build a... Continue Reading →
You Don’t Always Get What You Want (Mariana M., Julia M., Eleanor B., Adeila O.)
Recently our group POW (Protecting Others Worldwide) has been working on figuring out what materials to use for their device and have also been working on our prototypes. We could tell right away that our group was going to have some problems with building the prototype. We all have individual ideas that we think are... Continue Reading →
Team Work Makes The Dream Work – Stephanie, Paola, Jackie and Jennifer
Save-A-Joint consist of 4 members, Paola E, Jackie G, Stephanie L and Jennifer M. In our biomedical pathway we are creating an elbow pad to protect the elbow joint for fellow roller derby participants. In roller derby it’s very rare for a player to injure their elbow, but accidents do happen, if a player falls... Continue Reading →
Save-A-Joint: Getting Started- Jackie Galvan
We are on our way to the beginning of our project. The first step of our long but adventurous journey was to physically put on the device we ordered. The Triple Eight Street Elbow Pad was the device we chose because the customer ratings was five stars. Each member of the team including the team leader, had... Continue Reading →
Stressed out-Julia Mendoza
This week my team was working on a elbow joint model. My team was originally making a lot of progress until one class period, our model decides to fall apart. The direction we took in making our model was to sculpt out the shape of the hinge joint, almost recreate the bones. We used the... Continue Reading →