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Final Review Worksheets

A 5-page review packet has been posted to your OneNote. We will go over this packet May 1-4 during class. The completed packet is due Tuesday, May 9.

Quizlet Review Posted

Two new Quizlet lists have been posted to assist students in reviewing for the final exam.  Review Vocabulary for Chapters 1-5 is in one list and Oral Questions for Final is the second list.  You may study these in any way you like. For homework credit, please do 10 “quiz mode” attempts and either print out or screenshot your results.

This homework is due Monday, May 15.

Spanish I: Verb Game

This assignment is due Friday, May 13.

Create a game board using the verb list at the bottom of this post.

  1. The front of the Post-It note should have the Spanish verb form, written in colored pencil. The back of the Post-It note should have the English definition. For example: TENGO on the front, I HAVE on the back. Be sure to use colored pencil, as marker will bleed through. Make the words as large as possible while still fitting on the Post-It.
  2. Arrange the Post-Its to form a game board. Think about favorite childhood games such as CandyLand, Sorry or Chutes and Ladders.
  3. On the poster board underneath each Post-It, write a point value between 1 and 5. Also include bonus and penalty squares such as “Go back 2 spaces” or “Lose a Turn”. You may also include secret passages or bridges for landing on a certain square.
  4. The Post-Its should be decorated on the front with drawings or designs and the game board should also be decorated.

Your completed game board should have 102 verbs in all. For third person (él, ella, Ud.) and (ellos/ellas/Uds.) choose one of the three pronouns for each Post-It. Be sure to represent all 3 choices in your game.  For example, “Ella es” on the front, “She is” on the back.  Or “él viene” on the front, “he comes” on the back.

Make sure everyone in the group participates in each phase of the game creation. Divide up the verbs so that everyone writes an equal or nearly equal number of post-its. Everyone should help put the post-its onto the game board and decide on rules, point values, and decorations.


Reclaiming parts from broken/obsolete hardware

In order to make our Circuit Playground Express portable, we need to wire up a battery pack. We could buy battery packs online for about $3 each and wait a week for them to arrive. OR we could learn how to disassemble broken or obsolete electronics and get what we need for free, along with a bunch of other parts we can use to create something new.

For our next project, we need to find 1) 2-wire JST keyed connector.  It looks like this:

JST 2-pin connector and wires

The CPE board has a female connector (like the one on the left). We are looking for a male connector that fits inside it (like the one on the right). Many small electronics use JST connectors like this to supply power to internal components. Computers often power speakers and power buttons with JST connectors.

Another useful component is a battery holder. We can make our own, but it is also possible to salvage them from old toys and video game controllers. We need one that holds 3 AAA or 3 AA batteries to supply 3.5-6 volts. We can modify a 4-AAA  or 4-AA holder.

Here is a guide for removing soldered components from PCB boards.

PCB part recovery guide