It's the start of a new session! We have a short three day session, and today was spent learning how to "use the tools the way they're meant to be used" (Tinkering School Group Agreement #6)!
We like to ask "what was your face the last time you made a mistake" and Jaro shared this face with the group. Very positive response to a mistake!
Jacqueline makes a cut on the chop saw during chop saw training. She's got her hand out of the blood bubble, and all her gear on! Safety gear and a collaborator are the things we're required to have in order to use the chop saw.
Drill training! Tyler puts a screw into Ellis' and his square! Excellent hand form!
Noe and Jacqueline create their square! Jacqueline drills while Noe helps to make sure it doesn't move! This is a great example of our goal to "collaborate"!
Nolan and Jaro show off their square!
Ellis and Tyler show us how strong their square is! With only one screw in the corners, it's super moveable, but with two it becomes much stronger!
We go on to our third and final activity of the day, clamp training! Kaya and Jacqueline clamp their pieces onto the table with the blue clamps.
Santiago helps August clamp together some mitered pieces! And August figures out how to balance a 2x3 momentarily on an edge.
We decide to use every clamp we can and build an awesome structure that comes straight off our table! Ellis remarked, "it looks like a sea or a forest of clamps!"
It got super long! After this was done we cleaned up our clamps and next week we'll be learning what our project will be! We're all excited to start!