Week 4 Tutorial Activity Photo Series of Workshop Activity This week’s tutorial facilitated hands on, practical activities in the workshop Step 1 • We decided to use the two thick beams as the central element in order to make the structure stronger
Step 2 • We used long, thin nails with a wide head to fasten the thinner pieces of wood to the central beans so that they stayed together o We did this using a hammer Step 3 • We ensured that there were more nails on the top side than the bottom side in order to increase strength
Step 4 • Our structure was able to hold approximately 530kg • The starting point was 28cm and deflection 32cm.
Efficiency of Material • I think that the material was effective in creating a strong structure. • I also learnt how to deal with inefficiencies in the material, for example placing holes or cut out holes on the top of the structure Link to learning material • The use of various materials in the workshop linked in the topics of the construction materials in Chapter 12 of the textbook – this was a good way of linking theoretical learning to practical learning