My Digital Portfolio
  1. Project Description: My project is a box made out of acrylic that lights up different colors. 
  2. Materials: acrylic, sand paper, arduino, three RGB lights, three resistors, wires, printed circuit board. 
  3. Tools: drill, hot glue gun, soldering iron
  4. What was the most challenging part of the project?- I think soldering was the hardest part of my project because you had to be exact or else nothing will work. 
  5. What was the most fun?- I think that the most fun part of my project was breaking the acrylic to cut it. 
  6. What did you learn by going through this process?- I learned about programming an arduino, and how to solder. 
  7. Links: My project was inspired by this:
Above and below are pictures of me soldering in PIRL. 
This is me putting the wires into the arduino. 
This is me and Mr. Umekubo trying to figure out why it did not work. 
I am making great progress with my progect. I have programmed the arduino, made the physical structure and am now soldering things together. 
This is me cutting the plastic for the sides of my box. 

Above is the arduino model with the bred board. That would not fit in my little 9cm x 9cm x 9cm cube. In the real thing, I am just going to be using the blue thing and another thin thing with holes in it. 
We made keys out of clay and hooked them up with the makey makey cables. 
Annabella and I controlled a pacman game with clay. There were lots of cables and it was really fun. Below are some pictures of our project. 
Today we did more arduino projects including blink and fade. We made an LED light just that, blink or fade. To blink the LED had to be plugged into the 13 and ground. We got to play with the delay, that determined how long it blinked. One thing we did was made it blink three times then stop. When we made it fade, we played with the delay (often below 30). This picture is when the delay is at 
This is going to be a box that lights up. When you touch it, it lights up. 

I got this idea from

3x5 LED pink
Real fine sandpaper- 400
Electrical wire
Button cell holder
Small momentary switch- 0.8mm
Acrylic sheet- 3mm
2x Button cell battery- CR2032

soldering gun
jig saw

I need help putting the cube together