The SpaceX launch will go down in history for sure. When the rocket left the launch pad, it shocked many. This rocket was the most powerful rocket in the world. Imagine how many rockets we have launched. How impressive is that? This rocket burned through the sky at a crazy fast pace. The company must be very proud because they got a congratulatory tweet from President Trump. This rocket has proved to many that there is hope for more space exploration and sending more people into space. NASA is SpaceX biggest competition so when they were more successful than NASA it was a huge accomplishment to them. Imagine beating your enemy. Feels good.
When I reacted, I was surprisingly shocked. I mean, if I was the one launching that successful rocket, I would feel very proud, and I would feel like I was on cloud nine. SpaceX after launching the Falcon Heavy, the company has blown up. When I realized how much work was put into the project and money I was flabbergasted. A lamborghini is cheaper then the 90 million cost of launching the Falcon Heavy. I’m guessing it was all totally worth it. Price, work, and lots of effort was put into this hardworking project.
Though, all of this information is making me wonder still a few things:
- Would you do this again?
- Is NASA a competition to you?
- How many people worked on this project?
- Was the money worth it?
- How much has SpaceX grown because of this?
I am very sad that this unit is over. This unit was definitely one my favorites starting with the sketch and ending with the IMovie. Today in class we presented them. In my opinion ours was the most advanced. I was a little anxious presenting our IMovie. I mean, what if ours was by far the worst, showing all of the videos flaws, or on the other hand being too sophisticated and showing off how well we performed. I am happy to report that we fell right in the middle of both.
This project was fun for many reasons. Starting with, you are able to have more excuses to hang out with your friends. Secondly, all of the research and learning put in this project is fun and is entertaining. Not, boring and tiring. Third and finally, while still putting a lot of effort in this project it was still was not pressuring. It requires less effort than something like our Home of the Brave WeVideos. This project was fun and you were still learning something at the same time. Which is a huge benefit.
This is a list of my favorite parts of the Rube Goldberg project:
- When you were extremely proud of your work
- When you could say to yourself, “Congrats, this is your final day”
- Planning everything out
- Celebrating when you succeed
- Getting back up when you fail
- Reassuring your partner that we were okay and doing everything right
- In general, working with partners/groups
- When you could sit back and relax because you had finally achieved your goal
Overall, I really loved this project and hope we can do something very similar to this soon. I love when you know you and your partner work well together, and you are a strong partnership. I wish this project had just started just so I could live this experience through again. I am extremely grateful we were able to try out this project. My whole view on simple machines has drastically changed because of this. Thank you Mrs. Cooper, thank you for granting us with this opportunity to perform these simple tasks. I have enjoyed this project and don’t want it to end. Bye Rube Goldberg! Hope to see you in the future!!
The last step, the least of our worries, the time to wipe the sweat of our foreheads, the IMOVIE. I was relieved that the building, sketching, and the revising, and editing was done. IMovie was simple enough. Put the videos, fails, and titles explaining the information that is teaching the person watching it what the project is basically about, just throw it all together and be done. We had enough experience from WeVideo and other filming apps. What could go wrong? Let me stop you right about there… Oh wait did I forget to mention the music (choosing appropriate songs, and lining it up correctly),the fancy fonts, the credits, the beginning page, EVERYTHING.
IMovie was a pain to work with. The most dreaded part of the whole IMovie is the music. First, you have to pick songs that both agree on, and are appropriate for the part it is on, also the words need to be very clean and can’t be taken in the wrong away. Secondly, even dragging the music to the correct part is difficult. When your finger releases the clip of music it bounces back to the beginning automatically. Third, to use the music you have to purchase it on ITunes. Which can be a pain, if you don’t enjoy the song regularly you have already wasted your money on it. And finally, you can’t even crop the music to the place of the song you want it to play. So let’s say the song has a rap side you might want the chorus but can’t get that without the rap which is extremely irritating.
This are the songs we used:
- Let’s Get It Started – By The Black Eyed Peas
- Used for the Rube Goldberg slide introducing the presentation
- Get it – Let’s get it started? Kind of like a introduction song
- Keep Your Head Up – By Andy Grammer
- Used for the fails
- Get it – when you fail you need to keep your head up?
- Glorious – (feat. Skylar Grey) By Macklemore
- Used for successes and slo mo
- Get it – you feel glorious when you succeed or do things right?
- All I Do is Win – (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross) By DJ Khaled
- Used for credits
- Get it – because at the end we came out of this winners?
The time had finally came, we started to build our simple task-maker machine! Lilly and I were so excited to be finally start building after the million tries it took to draw our sketch. We are halfway done building which is also very exciting. When we started to build it was easy. Until…
This is our fail, our millionth fail.
This is how our machine works. Rube goldberg calls us, when he calls us the phone vibrates/shimmies down a inclined plane when the phone stops, it hits into a couple books that are being raised up by cds. After, the books hit a marble and slides down another ramp. Which hits into dominoes. Then the dominoes hits a hard but light ball at the same time. Then the ball activates the books that hit the soccer ball down one final ramp and hits down all 6 pins. STRIKE!!!!!
One video that inspired me was https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40iVMuSRK7U I loved this video. Sprice really taught me the correct way to “rube goldberg”. I think Sprice’s idea was really complex. But still taught me all of the basics. Other videos were also equally as helpful or maybe a little less.
I have learned that rube goldberg is really harder than I have expected. And that if you fail don’t give up keep, keep trying and you will succeed I hope that is the case for us. These challenges have cost me time but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying.