The fear of using construction tools is always within us, but when it’s your turn to help your peers, there is no choice. We have been working in the fablab, learning how to figure out the measurement of different shapes. At first, it was scary and my first thought was, “Why am I here? Why would I do this?” I did not want to participate in this project, and I was scared of using the machines. The next days that followed, I forgot that I did not want to be there. My goal was to finish and do well at what the teacher was asking us to do. I accepted the responsibility and worked with my group. I also made new friends and have had fun working in the fablab.
Now, I’ll tell with you some of the things that we were working on. I hate pushing heavy wood in the table machine because I’m not so strong. But I enjoyed it when my peers helped me. The fun part was when we were measuring the plywood because we made mistakes; we tried to figure out how wide and long it would be. We asked for help and the teacher explained to us how to find out the length and width. The hardest part of this project was to decide what design we were going to use. All of us had different ideas and sketches of the bookshelf and it was hard to decide because they were all good. Now, we are building a bookshelf that will have our initials big and thick in the sides to support the shape of it. The next picture shows when we were making the choice of what bookshelf sketch we were going to do.