I'm absolutely exhausted from all of the work that my high school's yearbook staff and I have done. I haven't had time to post up any blog because of how busy we were (jumping from one place to another). Im excited that I'll be back to catch up or whatever I need to do this Saturday. I hope that you guys had fun without me; not that you would because I was gone for a week . (;
Once the whole electronics team were done with our second drawdio we were given a task to get started on our new project on Solar Pannels. I helped Fabiola today to look up some Solar Power Controllers and Fry's Electronics failed us so bad trying to look for some...since it had to be a especific one and they had greater ones but not low on Amp's. But I did try to help by writing on Yahoo answers for the question we had and where we could find it and what other stores they could have it.
Some of our next projects are going to involve solar panels, because of this I did some background research on what’s involved. I learned a lot about Photovoltaic cells or solar cells. Solar cells are made from monocrystalline silicon wafers and are intended to generate energy from light. Solar cells are designated into three different generations showing when each became important.
Today we were each assigned pictures to upload to Google Earth. There were two teams mapping the area. We all had to create a Panoramio account so that we could put them on Google Earth. To upload the pictures we opened the pictures on drop.io. Once we got them on drop.io, we had to download them onto the computer. We then uploaded the pictures onto Panoramio from the computer. We titled them and then observed them on Google Earth. It will take about a month for all of the pictuers to be up on Google Earth together. I guess we will just have to wait patiently.
This is team 2, with Katie, Mike, Leanea, Ashley, Niroth, David, Trang, Christian, and myself. I am not in the picure below because i acually took it, aswell as the other ones that were geotagged on the trail.
The trail we started with was called the visitor center loop trail.
On Tuesday, we went to Mission Trails Regional Park. We split into two teams, one that was more intense, hiking wise, and one that was more laid back. Personally, I was in the more intense group. I was given responsibility of the camera tha had a GPS locater in it and incorporated the coordinants of its location into any pictures taken. On the trip we went on many of the designated trails including ones to the San Diego river dam, and to the lake. We saw much of the wild life including a turtle, birds, a squirell, dragonflies and fishes.
My 2nd Drawdio was much easier than the first one because i was more in to it than before.When i started doing the second drawdio i was more carefull with it because i didnt want to make the same mistakes as i did with the first one.There were some mistakes on the cut lines (these lines are used to cut the current going throught the pencil so it will work right and wont blow up) because I had cutted them in the wrong spot so i just had to swader the mistakes.The swadering fixed the cut lines because the current in the circuit board will still keep going like if the lines where never cu
What is up everyone? These days are getting pretty warm, especially in the mountains. Two days ago, we, the Heads On Fire :: Fab Lab, had went on an assignment of making a GPS tracking at the Mission’s Trail’s Mountain. Our Supervisor, Ms. Rast told us that Mission Trail’s never had a GPS tracking so it would be us who are able to make a GPS tracking on the Mountain. When we all got to San Diego Mission Trail’s Regional Park, we started to split into two teams. One team would be the “fast” team and the other team would be the “slower team”.