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Monday, 22 May 2017

NEWS FLASH!!! Team 3 have connected their first LED light!

Today Rangimaria,Troy, Angelica and Teingoa from Room 14  completed building their first electrical circuit and lit up the first battery powered LED light on team 3's Matariki kites.  

First the electrical current ran from the positive + side of the battery into the copper tape. Then the copper tape let the aluminium circuit carry the electricity into the LED, lighting it up! 

The electricity carried on through to the other side of the circuit, running back up the negative aluminium and copper lines. The circuit was finally completed by the copper tape sticking onto the negative - side of the battery.  

It didn't work the first time, however we realised we weren't holding the lights hard enough to the aluminium. When we stuck them down strongly with copper tape the light was shining brightly.

We look forward to creating more lights for our kites!
  

20 comments:

  1. Wow! that is really cool. I like how you explained it step by step and how you put in your mistakes. Maybe, next time, you could say what "team three"is and how many teams there are.

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    1. Talofa Jed!
      Thanks for your comment and your great suggestion! I'll remember it for the next post.
      We have five classes of year five and six in Team 3. At Pt England there are five teams. Teams 1,2,3and 4 learn the Maker Space every fortnight.
      Stay posted, we have some more lights on their way!
      Nga mihi,
      Mr Vogt

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  2. Wow! That is so cool! How hard was it to attach the LED lights, Maybe next time you could tell us what made it so hard and how much teams there were. Nice Job. Go Team 3!

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    1. Tālofa and thanks Callum, we are loving attaching the lights and seeing them burst into electrical action.
      We will post a slide show or movie soon to show the difficulties of attaching the lights.
      Tōfā soifua,
      Mr Vogt

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  3. WOW!I really like this post I like how you explain how you made it step by step Maybe next time you could put a couple more pictures in just so we can see what it looks like a bit better but overall I really like this post.

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    1. Tālofa Tai,
      Malo and thanks for your comment! I agree, we need some more photos especially now some students have SEVEN lights lit up on their Matariki kites...
      Tōfā,
      Mr Vogt

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  4. Nice! Its cool how you found the problem how hard was it to Make the LED lights turn on and talked about it step by step and maybe next time you could how many teams there are. Nice! Job

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    1. Tālofa Nikora,
      Thank you for your comment on my step by step instructions. I think we need to make a movie or slide show to show each step?
      Have a look at my reply to Jed- there's some details on how many teams we have at Pt England. Only Team 3 are making the LED kites this term.
      Tōfā,
      Mr Vogt

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  5. great to see you have done it well done. you have done a great job on explaining because when you explain people will be able to understand what you have explained.

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    1. Tālofa Keren,
      Thank you very much for your comment! It was difficult to write the post because of all the steps! I decided that I would post it as a recount with some procedural writing to make it easier to understand.
      Tōfā,
      Mr Vogt

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  6. Kia ora Rangimaria,Troy, Angelica and Teingoa,
    I am very impressed with what you have achieved. You must feel very proud of yourselves building your first electrical circuit. Your matariki kites will look AMAZING with lights on them. Have you got a plan for flying your kites at night so you can see the lights?
    Tania

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  7. WOW!! nice work I like the way you told us how you did it by step. Next time you should tell us how much teams there was. You must feel very proud of yourselves building your first electrical circuit.
    Tyson

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    1. Thank you Tyson,
      We are very proud and have learned so much about LED lights. I'm putting together a slide show at the moment to show our progress. Keep a eye out for it!

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  8. Kia ora maker space my name is Chloe and I am from south hornby school.I like how you said by doing it step by step.can you tell me witch team one and tell me how many teams where their.next time you should put the team names down
    You can visit my blog if you click on my name

    Thank you I loved seeing your blog Chloe :)

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    1. Kia ora Chloe,
      Thank you for your comment and feedback! We have 5 teams at Pt England School. I teach teams 1, 2, 3 and 4. Only team 3 were making these types of kite.
      If you look at my most recent post you can see more of the steps we took with accompanying photos

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  10. Kia ora Keren,
    Thank you for your amazing comment! We are just as excited as you! I didn't know anything about LED lights until this term- I learned by asking lots of people and keeping on trying.

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  11. Hi I'm from Awahono School. I really liked how you are using bubble wrap as wings but the part I liked the most is how you were using led lights on your kites. I enjoyed your work.

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  12. Hi, I'm Lucas from Awahono School.
    How long did you take to build the kite?

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