On friday after i finished my two drawdios I started doing some research on solar panels. I noticed that the solar panels arent so good in a way, everything got its pro's and con's.
The pro's are that you dont have to pay for electricity,the best thing is that if you got a overload of electricity because of the solar panel,the energy company by law has to pay you for saving electricity.
The first person i interveiw was john he was from kenya and he ate wal wal, kop. he said in hes home contry all the boys would get cut on there forhead when they turn 14 they are a man but if you dont get the mark you will hane to wait intil your 15 , 16 , 17 or intil you get it.
First I would like to say interviewing someone not from the (U.S) in entertainging somehow. I can say that we all as a group got alot of the question arcross, that means we were able to get the person named John to participate and to understand what questions were being asked of him. Overall It was very succesful I love the fab lab espeacially when you get to experince meeting new people.
Melia, Zaira and I have been working on interviewing immigrants/refugees from Sudan. On Saturday, Aug 8th, Melia and I interviewed a man named Lam Muamg at the Sudanese Center on Fairmont Ave. They were having a fundraiser buy selling tradtional sudanese food and we also got a taste of this food. Mr. Muamg was very helpful and we enjoyed getting to know him.
Heads on Fire Health Survey:
I am working on a robot that will have motors installed.
My partner and I made a laser tutorial on the wiki. I think that it would be helpful to anyone that needs help using the Epilog Laser Cutter. Here is a link to the website and tutorial. Enjoy. =)
GPS photo tagging, also known as geotagging, is the process of embedding a digital photo with latitude, longitude and even altitude data.
When people talk about "a GPS," they usually mean a GPS receiver. GPS is actually a constellation of 27 Earth-orbiting satellites (24 in operation and three extras in case one fails).
Me and my partner did an introduction and tutorial to the ShopBot.
Here is the Link: http://change-by-design.org/w/index.php?title=CNC/ShopBot
Yesterday I helped Fabiola write a paragarph about Solar Panels, how they were made,what were they made of, what were the advantages and disadvantages.By doing that paragraph i learned a lot about solar panels for example how they help the enviroment ,how the solar panel can help families who dont use that much energy get paid by the energy company instead of them paying.Photovoltaic and solar cells are really thin cells that are made of carbon ,silicon ,hydrogen and oxygen .These cells are made to collect solar energy and convert them to direct sunlight.
The vinyl cutter tutorial was made by me and bashir.The tutorial helped me more than it was supposed to help other people.This experience helped me to learn more about the vinyl cutter.Now since we made that tutorial I can use the vinyl cutter with barley any help.The tutorial helped me to do even more stuff like to print screen something and putting it somewhere else.I also learned to get more out of adobe photo shop and adobe illustrator.We did every single step, since the first step of opening up adobe illustrat