December 1

Genius Hour Reflection

     For my genius hour project, I researched how to make a longboard in real life and I completed the steps through a 3D printing website called SketchUp. The reason I chose this topic was because firstly, I had always wanted to create my own longboard and secondly, I wanted to learn to be more independent in creating a larger project from what I had done before. The question I set out to research was; how do I make a longboard in real life shown through SketchUp as a 3D model?

     I had learned many things from this project but the main things I had taken away from it was better time management, better research skills, and 3-D printing capabilities. Firstly, I learned better time management by making sure that I had enough time with the 3-D printer to print my long board, which takes four hours. Although I ended up not printing because of technical difficulties and because the printed version wasn’t greatly needed for my project, I still learned better time management skills. Secondly, I learned better research skills especially with photos because that is all my slideshow consisted of so I had to make sure I got quality photos from a source I was allowed to use. Thirdly, I learned how to better create 3D printed objects through the hours of trial and error. All in all, I am glad I got to learn all three of these skills to help me out in the future.                                                                                                                                Nate Scott

This skills helped me grow as a student by forcing me to be more productive independently. Many of the problems I ran into with SketchUp did not occur with other people so it was up to me to fix my problems. I had also done a lot of work outside of class as I realized early before the project was due that I would have to put time in out of class in order to complete my project. This all led to help me grow as an independent worker.

What I learned for my genius hour project did not help the world or animals but more of that it famished a curiosity that I had for building a longboard. For a while, I had been always wanting to create a longboard and this project gave me the perfect chance. I guess that my project could benefit the world by creating a resource of how to create a longboard but there are already thousands if not millions of resources just like mine. Ultimately, learning how to create a longboard was more for the benefit of myself rather than the world.

Pavel Prichystal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             What I will learn in the next genius hour will benefit the world by giving people who want to complete their dream of becoming a soccer player a different perspective on how they can complete it. It will also help me by giving me resources and a more knowledgeable perspective on how to become a professional soccer player.


Click here to check out my slideshow on how to build a longboard!

Max Pixel

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Works Cited

Scott, Nate. “Sketchup Longboard”. SketchUp, Google Slides, October 27 2017, Dakar Senegal.                                                                                                                                                                            state=%7B%22action%22:%22create%22,%22userId%22:%22114879421780237850977%22%7D. November 7                 2017.

Deck, Tech. “Cute Baby Turtles”. Pinterest, Pinterest, August 25 2015,                        g                                                            November 29 2017.

Pavel, Prichystal. “Fatura da Plataforma de Longboard”. DreamsTime, DreamsTime, September 13 2016,                      November 29 2017.

Pixel, Max. “Life Face Pleasure Child Boy Beautiful Eyes View”. FreeGreatPicture, FreeGreatPicture, 2016.                                          2920874.jpg. November 29 2017.




Posted December 1, 2017 by nateisd21 in category Tech7

4 thoughts on “Genius Hour Reflection

  1. acgal92d

    Hey Nate!
    My name is Abby! I really liked reading your blog post about 3d printing. I think that it is really cool how you designed and printed something. I think it would be really cool to try that myself. I like your blog, go check out mine
    Have a nice day!

    1. nateisd21 (Post author)

      Hey Abby,
      Thanks for reading my post and commenting. If you need any help with 3-D printing or have any questions just send me a comment asking for help. Excited to go check out your post.


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