Project Description

For our project:

  • We used 304 stainless for grill top
  • Mild steel for the rest
  • We used TIG welding for the grill handle
  • W used MIG welding for the rest

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

  • Something we learned while working on this project is to cook on a surface it has to be 304 stainless steel. Otherwise you’ll get super sick after eating from it.
  • Another aspect we would like to look deeper into is welding stainless steel to mild steel. It was difficult to attach the handle to the grill because of that.
  • We see ourselves using this skill in our life/career because we like to fabricate things and make stuff. Also, can be a really well-paying job.

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

Our culture impacted this project because we all have families and at one point or another we have been together at a cook out and had some great burgers and hot dogs from a grill.
What we have learned has impacted our culture by understanding what goes into making a grill (or anything really) and the amount of work there is. Its not easy making something from scratch.  Our learning could impact our culture/community by the way we look at laborers and people who make the things we use every day. Example: people who build cars, buildings, bridges, etc. The amount of work they do to help build the world we live in is greatly appreciated.

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

We failed forward because for the first couple days we had no idea what we were going to make. That was time wasted and we could have been more productive and spent our time better.  If we did this again, we would approach the brainstorming differently by working together on an idea and making it happen efficiently.  The part that taught us the most was our time limit. Though we got it done we could have spent more time on it and made a better project.

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

  • When reflecting on this project, we struggled with getting an idea and making it happen. We felt a little overwhelmed with it but after we got an idea it was easier from there.
  • What we learned about how we interact with others is we are good in a group but sometimes working alone is better for time purposes.
  • What we learned about how we cope with frustration is don’t focus too hard on something for a long time. Just take it slow and eventually you’ll get around any obstacle.

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