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To start an article in Appropedia: {{Shortcut|H:CREATE}}<br clear=all>
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{{Template:ENGR215inprogress|CHANGE THIS TO THE DATE OF FINALS WEEk}}
  
<center>Enter name and click button to start a page about a specific topic:</center>
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==Abstract==
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Our client Ken, at the Redwood Discovery Museum located in Eureka asked our group to make a Pythagorean Theorem model that shows the proof that A squared plus B squared is equal to C squared. We completed this task by making an all acrylic model of a 3x4x5in right triangle with the areas attached to each side. We then filled up this model and dyed the interior color blue to fully enhance the theorem.
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== Background ==
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The Pythagorean Theorem is taught in every school, but our model displays physically how and where these numbers come from and mean.
  
<center>Or enter name and click button to start a page about a specific project:</center>
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== Problem statement and criteria ==
{{create project page}}
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Our groups goal is to help students understand and conceptualize the Pythagorean Theorem.
  
Or, to begin a page draft which can be moved to the main part of Appropedia later, see [[Appropedia:Incubator]] and enter your pagename there.  
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== Description of final project ==
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Photos and descriptions. Use gallery.
  
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== Detailed instructions ==
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=== Costs ===
There are two main ways to create a page:
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Project total cost: $71.00
# Search for the new title with the Go button. When the search finds nothing, click on the red link "create this page".
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# Create a [[Help:Contents#Links|link]] as usual, then save the page. Clicking on the redlink allows you to start editing the new page (don't forget to save).
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# If you want a prefilled page (with suggested headings etc), decide on the name and enter it in the appropriate box - for a '''[[#Topic page]]''' or '''[[#Project page]]'''.  
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==Testing Results==
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We found that kids really like watching the water or material fall from two sides of the triangle to fill up the bottom one.
  
== Experimenting - use the "Sandbox" ==
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==How to build==
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Once all acrylic is cut to size, use acrylic glue #14 to get watertight seals. 
  
'''NOTE''': Following the instructions on this page will create a page in the main part of the wiki. If you want to experiment with writing something random on a wiki, you're welcome to do that at the [[Appropedia:Sandbox|Sandbox]].
 
  
==Detailed instructions==
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== Maintenance ==
  
* Type the [[Help:Page naming|name]] of the new page in the '''search''' field to the left.
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This is the maintenance section.
** Use a clear and descriptive name, in lower case except for proper names, and avoid these symbols: & # < > [ ] | { }  (see [[Help:Page naming]] for details)
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* Click '''Go'''.
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* If there is no page titled with that name, you can create the page by clicking '''create this page''' under search results.
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* Add information.  Do not worry about formatting or completeness if you are not sure how to do it. Others will help and changes are easily made.  Be '''[[Appropedia:Be bold!|BOLD]]'''.
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* Please put at least one category tag at the end, for example: <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Renewable energy]]</nowiki></tt>. If you're not sure which category to use, you can add {{tl|catneeded}}, which will ask for other users to help choose categories. If you're keen, you might want to browse the [[Special:Categories|categories]], or create a new one if there isn't a similar one already.
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* Click '''Show preview''' to see what you have created.
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* If you would like be alerted when someone makes a change to this page, select '''Watch this page'''.
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* Add a '''Summary''' and click '''Save Page''' when you are satisfied.  Come back as often as you like, to make changes.
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== Starting with a pre-filled page ==
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=== Schedule ===
  
These tools below may be helpful.  
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This is when to maintain what.  
  
(If you accidentally try creating a page that already exists, it won't overwrite the page - it will just fill the edit box with the existing page instead - if you're not sure, check and the "page" tab will be a blue link instead of a red link).
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;Daily
  
=== Project page ===
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Check for leaking.
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First, browse the [[:Category:Projects|Projects]] articles and subcategories for examples, and check for collaboration opportunities, i.e. articles similar to what you're considering writing.  Once you're ready to create your own page:
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* Type a proposed [[Help:Page naming#Projects|name]] for the new [[:Category:Projects|Projects]] page in the following '''create''' box, and click "Create article".
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* When the edit window opens, there will be some preliminary sample text with comments as hints.  Add information about your Projects. Do not worry about formatting or completeness, as others will help and changes are easily made. Be [[A:BOLD|BOLD]].
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{{create project page}}
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Continue to check for leakage.
  
This starts you off with lots of "wiki markup" on the page (i.e. code, but not quite as confusing as computer code). Be sure to remove any code that you don't end up using.
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=== Topic page ===
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;Monthly
  
If you have some experience with editing a wiki, you might like to use this method. It's usually a good idea to search for the topic first, in case it exists under a different name (and so that you find related pages for the "See also" section.)
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Make sure model is clean, and not leaking.
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(If you're not used to wiki markup, this will be confusing - follow the [[#Detailed instructions]] above instead!)
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;Yearly
  
{{create topic page}}
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Make sure there is no cracks or leaks.
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== From the url bar ==
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;Every 2 years
  
If you use Firefox or Opera as a web browser and often create pages on Appropedia, you can make it easier and quicker to start editing.  
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Add more water through unscrewing valve on back of the model.  
  
Right-click one of the boxes above, and create a keyword to "search" for the page title you want - but instead of a search, it will give you the editing box pre-filled and ready to start editing!
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=== Instructions ===
  
E.g. use "nt" as a keyword for the Topic page creation box, above. ("nt" is short for "new topic" so it's easy to remember).  
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To fill liquid inside model, first unscrew cap on back of model then fill with regular water.  
  
== User page ==
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== Troubleshooting ==
  
You may find it useful and helpful to create a user page first. See [[MediaWiki:Create_a_userpage|create a userpage]] for instructions on how to do that.
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Lower water level than usual:
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Unscrew valve on back of model, fill model with water
  
[[Category:Appropedia help]]
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If acrylic cracks:
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Salvage as much as possible, and use acrylic glue #14 to re seal joints.
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==Discussion and next steps==
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If model is cracked past repair, a new model must be made.
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== Suggestions for future changes ==
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More labels could be added for more information on right triangles.
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==References==
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[[Category:Engr215 Introduction to Design]]

Revision as of 13:56, 3 December 2017

ENGR215 Project Page in Progress
This page is a project page in progress by students in Engr215. Please refrain from making edits unless you are a member of the project team, but feel free to make comments using the discussion tab. Check back for the finished version on CHANGE THIS TO THE DATE OF FINALS WEEk.


Abstract

Our client Ken, at the Redwood Discovery Museum located in Eureka asked our group to make a Pythagorean Theorem model that shows the proof that A squared plus B squared is equal to C squared. We completed this task by making an all acrylic model of a 3x4x5in right triangle with the areas attached to each side. We then filled up this model and dyed the interior color blue to fully enhance the theorem.


Background

The Pythagorean Theorem is taught in every school, but our model displays physically how and where these numbers come from and mean.

Problem statement and criteria

Our groups goal is to help students understand and conceptualize the Pythagorean Theorem.

Description of final project

Photos and descriptions. Use gallery.


Costs

Project total cost: $71.00

Testing Results

We found that kids really like watching the water or material fall from two sides of the triangle to fill up the bottom one.

How to build

Once all acrylic is cut to size, use acrylic glue #14 to get watertight seals.


Maintenance

This is the maintenance section.

Schedule

This is when to maintain what.

Daily

Check for leaking.


Weekly

Continue to check for leakage.


Monthly

Make sure model is clean, and not leaking.


Yearly

Make sure there is no cracks or leaks.


Every 2 years

Add more water through unscrewing valve on back of the model.

Instructions

To fill liquid inside model, first unscrew cap on back of model then fill with regular water.

Troubleshooting

Lower water level than usual: Unscrew valve on back of model, fill model with water

If acrylic cracks: Salvage as much as possible, and use acrylic glue #14 to re seal joints.


Discussion and next steps

If model is cracked past repair, a new model must be made. 

Suggestions for future changes

More labels could be added for more information on right triangles.

References