Project Description

For my project, I demonstrated the following:

  • Taking off bumper (Ratchets, Sockets)
  • Repairing bumper (Heat Gun, Body dolly’s)
  • Putting the bumper back on (Ratchets, Sockets)

Showcase Video

Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

  1. How easy it is to use the skills and knowledge I’ve learned from this lab and the experience from my job to quickly repair a bumper.
  2. Using a heat gun to repair a bumper is a lot easier and quicker than replacing the whole bumper itself
  3. I was able to take tools that were just laying around to repair a bumper and getting to look almost new at no cost.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

I have always been interested in cars, trucks, 18 wheelers you name it. Everything from working on them to doing a full restoration. I currently work at Rice Auto Body in Hamilton, Ohio and a really big part of the reason I work there is because of my stepdad.  He has been in my life since I was 2 and he worked at Rice Auto Body.  He was a big help but the things I’ve learned between my junior and senior year here at Butler Tech and my work has become very useful. You depend on your coworkers working at the auto body shop where I work because you’re all a team.  You have to be quick and get the customer’s car done on time.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

One thing I would have done differently is doing a better job at recording me and my classmate taking the bumper off, repairing the bumper, and putting the bumper back on. There were a few times when I would forget to un-pause the camera when I got done getting other tools.  Then I would start working on the bumper while the camera was paused and would miss steps.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

One thing I am most proud of is how I was able to use my skills and knowledge to teach my classmate. Because of that we worked together to quickly take the bumper off and when we got it off we were able to repair it in minutes. Then we were able to put the bumper back on the car quickly because we worked together.

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