Engineering: Mechanical systems By Ana

This week I choose the module mechanical systems. I choose this module because there isn’t not a lot of modules that fit my interest anymore. At first I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to do it, because I thought it was going to be really hard. Mechanical systems is part of engineering and I’m not really interested in that pathway. Me and my partner knew this module was going to be challenging.

The first thing we had to do was was watch a video about mechanisms and cut out the pictures of the mechanisms, then label them. The vexvideo was kind of long, and boring but we go through it. I this point I was a little scared about having to make something. After that we had to pick the letter from our last names and make a mechanism. I did the crank and slider. It was complicated trying to put it together and we were a little confused at first but after the teacher explained it to us we got it. I finished the challenge in 45 minutes. I felt really accomplished because I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it. Challenge two wasn’t complicated because I already knew most of the basic stuff. Me and my partner did three separate skewers over a flame all at once.

When I finished this module I felt so accomplished because at first I thought it was going to be hard, I was assuming stuff. Mechanical systems was actually fun. We got to make a lot of interesting things. I’m really glad I decided to do this module because I learned so many new stuff. One of the was to try new things, things that might be out of your comfort zone.

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