Hi my name is Blas Vazquez I'm one of the chosen few to work at this interesting worksite the Fab Lab. My first Project was to do a Networking Tutorial: about how to install and repair a network. This experience was good for going over the skills of networking I acquired though out my high school years.
Yesterday, we all got to enter the Mission Trials Regional Park in order to do GPS graphing.
At frist we watched a short film in the theater Room in order to excel in understanding how to enjoy the park and not distory it by doing sinceless actions. Once we where all done watching the short film we went out into a gallary with the Park Ranger which helped us understand the dangers of the park and how to avoid them. while also explianing a pletora of information in relation to animals,people,plants,trees and job opportunitys in the mission trials park.
Three days ago we had to creat a life traceing google earth video of our lives. From where we where born to present day. doing this projrect was intresting because i got to see my birth place agian which is silao guanjuato which is a city in mexico. this was cool and I liked the whole experince. However, I didnt save properly and had to do it all over agian which made me wanna give in. but it was worth it because I improved in the video.
Today our Team was asked by our Leader Estaban to make a building type project useing Adobe Illistrator. this project is to fit together by Pressfiting all the parts in order to make them bigger and taller. The project was time critcal because we need to learn how to work underpressure to make the product under the time allowed for us. This exerice was successful for the majority of our group and it gave us a good insight and figureing out how time management while working on a project as a group or as individuals.
Today in the Fab Lab we had to creat a frist Written Storyboard of my Project. I've Fouced on Networking, Therefore, i wanted to make a format that combined with my Pervious Wiki Networking Tutorial. Eventually, i had about 12 different sections which I had to get on video which each one no longer then 15 seconds on each. I've learned from a great teacher Mr.Michner that good film makers have alot of Details and don't bore the audiance.
As a Member of the structure group, I was asked by our leader Estaban to Create a piece of Artistic design that would somehow work with the way Sun light. My Idea was a part of the Roofing. I had only a limited time to turn my Idea into a prototype to show in less then one hour. Since, Occasionally I work good under pressure I was able to Create it in time while helping out move the Wood Pallets from the Car to the outside of the building. I was done creating the part I had in mind quickly. Using Cardboards, Tape, Knife, and also Colored Paper.
We Where Intoduced to Google Sketchup yesterday in order to began getting an idea of 3D design. It was a Great Tutrorial by Estaban who guilded us though the whole thing. Some of it was reviewing skills for me since I used it in my Muitmedia Class Before, it was Really intresting to learn how to Import already build 3D designs of buildings or other items to improve our own ideas. Google Sketchup will help me while trying to produce a good piece for my group since im in the Structure group for the big project.
Now all the Computers in the Fab Labatory of San Deigo have Internet!!! It took a while to figure it all out. with guildince from Fabiola I was able to complete the network for the Internet to work. I think it was a great experince for me because in the Past I always just assisted with networking in different Labs from our in different Parts of City Heights to even at Hoover high School. Finally for the frist time I've completed as the Lead of the Networking job.
Yesterday we had to work on Weaving our Red light LEDs to our items. I was vary Interested in doing this project because i had planned out in advance how i wanted it to work. i had pictured the glove to have most of the weaving concealed under the glove and the LED lights to shine when i would grip things or tighted my fist. When I have an Idea and i want to to come true i even dream of how it can work and how it cant work so i don't waste time the next day in trial in error. Call it passion call it obession but it gets the job done and right which is what counts the end Product.
I had Recently started editing with imovie yet I understood the way it worked with some guilde I am able to work proficently, before I used imovie I've created a few movies in adobe premire and movie maker that have made it to the AOIT film Festavials in the last years. Once, i started here in Heads on Fire Fab lab I've edited a recored video from Mongoila where the men talked about there mission in finding a missing tomb. I'm currently editing all our Personal projects and tutorials to make things more organized and professional looking for the Fab lab.