Hello for the final time Project Ventura followers! Yep, you heard (or read) me correctly that this is the final and last blog entry that I will be posting for the year. Don’t worry its not because zombies came down and eat our entire class making it to where we can’t finish the amazing airstream. No, no in fact it is because we have FINISHED THE WHALE (applause)! After a very interesting and amazing experience working on the trailer for the last year we have finished it and it looks fantastic. Over the last few weeks we have really just been working to get the trailer done since most major componentssuch as the furniture were done. So we have been focused on the finishing touches. Which included finishing the second coat of paint which I was in charge of doing, then painting the bookshelf which is when we ran into the problem of running out of paint so we instead painted the bookshelf half white and blue. Then there was the task of installing the bookshelf, redoing the deck, finish paneling all the furniture, finishing the carpet, and the electrical systems. This past week engineering girls stayed after school almost everyday to help finish before our huge presentation where we present in front of administrators, family, and judges. Also along with finishing up the trailer we were also working on the ebook which was finished by Ms. Jo, Miranda, and Meredith. The ebook that our class collectively wrote together is now published on itunes and tells the story of us remodeling the airstream and gives detailed information about all the things that we learned during the process. So because we had our huge cornerstone presentation on Friday we were assigned to talk for 3 minutes about the sections we wrote in the book in front of an audience. The section that I was assigned to talk about was material properties and why it was important throughout this project. On monday we prepared our 3 minute speeches and practiced them all week. Due to the fact that I had so much to talk about my speech actually ended up being about a little bit over 4 minutes. So the presentation and kick off party that we had for the project ended was a success not only did we get positive feedback on the presentation but people seemed to really love the trailer.
So since this is the last blog entry instead of researching I am going to go ahead and reflect about the presentation and the project as a whole. So yeah, REFLECTION TIME! Okay, so first off I really enjoyed doing this project even though at first I will admit that I had no idea what was going on and I had some (or many) doubts about remodeling an entire trailer but once we had our plans in order and we started actually getting down and dirty things started coming together and were making sense to where it didn’t seem totally impossible anymore. When it came time to actually present the end product I wasn’t truly that nervous because I was more excited for everyone to see the trailer and how well we had done. However, I will say that leading up to the big presentation was very hectic. First off, because I have an off period during fourth period I, Sierra, and Gus decided to go help to make sure that the trailer was presentable. Now this led to us getting stuck in pouring rain trying to transport equipment to the portable and me losing a shoe. The rain that day did make me a little nervous because in order for the people to see the great trailer they would have to go outside. Lucky for us the rain stopped and our deserving engineering class and guest were able to enjoy and marvel at the trailer. So overall I have loved this project and I would just like to give one last shout out to Mrs. Jo and Pam Powell for guiding us along the way. I have learned so much and can’t wait to see the teachers move into Hotel Morocco and use the space as the teacher’s common area. Thank you so much for following us over the year and stay tune to see what next year’s engineering class will accomplish. Thank you followers, this is Maya Nunez from Vedastien Custom Design, signing off.