I think over this quarter i´ve experimented and learned a lot about how technology interacts with life, and ivé been experienced new things, especially how circits work. Its amazing how thomas edison had 10,000 fais before he made a sucessful flashlight. insperation and failure is everywhere. This class taught me about life, and Iḿ happy to have Mr. Calvert here with us. thanks to the class.
flashlights do involve some of the more interesting article physics. we learned about how electrons pass, transist, and insilate. the circuit took some time, and I saturedthe wires together by accident, so Mr calvert had to use a suction device, that was mechanical, which I was wondering without a battery, how does the pipe suck in air? any ideas?
I finished my flashlight about half a week ago. it was a good experience, because I burned myself once, somehow lost my flashlight a couple of times, and reedid my diagram. I think I need to be more careful ingeneral.
mechanical work is not my thing. i get scared half the time, and almost sawed myself. I got some help from maxwell when I was saturing though. that was a good experience, and I learned how to confidently sautre. it was a new and somewhat enjoyable experience.
In computer tech for the last 4 days, we have been trying to make a lightbulb, starting with the diagram. Each a square contains .5”, making the measurements nice and easy. Planning really helps me see through how he final reject will look like. We used saws and delta drill presses to cut the holes. Now al I have to do is work with some electrons and circits!!!
In tech Thursday before spring break we were learning about electric cars. Their lasers and sensors are able to make a 3D model of where they are, but Thea one thing they really lack is ethical decisions. By using if statements, you can’t make a good ethical decision. You need real AI for smart self-driving cars. People think that we have to change how AI thinks, and we can do this by having a better understanding of the brain.
Also on the Friday before break we were experimenting with circuits. It was interesting how electrons move through wires faster slower due to the conductivity of the insulation in the wire. This conductivity is important because if you don’t have it, the electrons move so fast that your battery will explode. This was an interesting fact, and made me relate it to how cars use 80% of their engine to accelerate past the friction, or in this case, “conductivity” of the road. We would need that to be able to break. Thier’s a lot of things that this principle connects too, such as speed of wheels, racing, the air, etc.
in computer tech on Friday before break, we experimented with the power of brainstorming and executing strategies. Brainstorming interested me bemused their was no judgments on weather it was bad or good. You got to express yourself and pour emotion into designing, which I appreciated being able to do. No guidelines was great.
Quantum computing makes me smile, to know that the dna and efficiency of computers is evolving. We don’t need to have supercomputers. Just 4 small quantum computers can power the electricity of the whole world, and that includes the area of the world, with the ocean. Quantum computers will hopefully unveil the true nature of our universe, reality, traveling back and forward in time, discovering if their is a god, the nature of the Big Bang, best ways to finance, and much more, questions that by principle are possible to do, but the calculations are beyond any humans capability. Here is a brief description of how they work.
In the classical model of a computer, the most fundamental building block, the bit, can only exist in one of two distinct states, a 0 or a 1. In a quantum computer the rules are changed. Not only can a ‘quantum bit’, usually referred to as a ‘qubit’, exist in the classical 0 and 1 states, it can also be in a coherent superposition of both. When a qubit is in this state it can be thought of as existing in two universes, as a 0 in one universe and as a 1 in the other. An operation on such a qubit effectively acts on both values at the same time. The significant point being that by performing the single operation on the qubit, we have performed the operation on two different values. Likewise, a two-qubit system would perform the operation on 4 values, and a three-qubit system on eight. Increasing the number of qubits therefore exponentially increases the ‘quantum parallelism’ we can obtain with the system. With the correct type of algorithm it is possible to use this parallelism to solve certain problems in a fraction of the time taken by a classical computer. This means that humanity can be able to have access something completely new, prove the reality in 11 instead of 4 (space-time) dimensions to our universe. 11D, pretty crazy. Quantum mechanics or quantum physics allows us to do this, the most advanced math and science their is.
2 days ago in computer tech, we were trying to break 3 locks that had a key inside it. It was an educational challenge that was supposed to envoke creativity and commmication between the students. We had to look for 3 clues scattered around the room. We had to work together to “break out”. It was a good experience and it challenged our creativity. It was a good experience that was a good way to start kids bonds in the new quarter.
My experience when presenting for the parents was a good experience for me. I felt comfortable when I presented.
I felt comfortable when I was presenting because I decided to not follow my script, and I engaged the audience more. I first asked if people know what AI is, and a lot of people didn’t know, so I decided to create more of a basic structure so that people can understand my project. If a lot of people knew what AI was, I would go into more of the techs parts, without explaining it in a basic manner. I asked the audience more Heston’s which made them feel included, and made me feel more comfortable. The structure of my presentation pleased me, and made me feel natural when I was presenting.
Overall, I was very happy with how I presented, and I look forward to these types of knowledgeable presentations in the future. Here is my performance of my capstone project: