Interview Capstone #4

I finally got my interview! It was so much cooler than I thought. His name was Ron he is one of my dad’s friends. I went to Cornell’s labs to see what DNA looks like. We ate lunch together while talking about enhancing DNA over a machine with a microscope inside of it. When I finished my site visit, I sat down with him and I asked my questions. He answered 7/10 questions. My favorite answer was that he “felt free in his workplace”. He got to decide what he did every day. I said thank you to Ron and then my dad and I left. It was fun to interview Ron, and it was better than I expected.

Site visit Capstone #3

Before I did my interview, I did my site visit. I went to a lab inside of Cornell University. I was so excited. I’ve been waiting for so long and now I can finally finish this. My interview/site visit was due about a couple of weeks ago. I went inside the college and ate lunch with Ron. You should know who he is from my last blog post. He was really open to conversation. When we got to the lab he introduced me to all the people that work in the lab as well.

I got to take a look at ALL the tech inside the lab. It was so cool. I saw specs of DNA bacteria and what viruses do to bacteria. After that is when I interviewed him. Then he offered to come back when I was 16 to see a different more interesting lab. Of course, I said yes. I will definitely go back.

Ellis Island Trip

We recently went to Ellis Island to get a better understanding of immigration. It was fun for the most part, sometimes your just walking around. I enjoyed the movie but that’s not even the good part. I actually fell asleep because I was so tired  from waking up at 6:15 A.M. I liked lunch because used 50 cents to look at the statue of Liberty. Then we got to see some immigrant’s names. I found 2 distant relatives with MY last name it was awesome! The ride back was smooth pretty good. I liked the trip. 8/1o witch is pretty good.

Capstone #1 Finding My Topic

Capstone is a project where you pick a topic and research that topic a lot when you give a presentation. At first, I did not know what to do. After doing the packet to help make your decision it was clear. I was going to do VR. VR (Aka Virtual Reality) I thought was a very interesting topic because it had a lot of engineering and science.

But later on, I changed my topic to DC Comics VS Marvel Comics. I thought it was a better topic for me and I hope I enjoy the process

Scratch Project Final #4

Finally, only one more to go! I went with the most simple idea possible: Pong game

Here is the final link

When I finished this I had too admit making these really made me better at coding. I might actually do some scratch on my own time. I started out liking Tynker more but now I like scratch more because the instructions give more info on how to do it. Even though Tynker lets you drag the bricks out of the instructions itself, it kind of leaves you hanging. I sort of enjoyed this!

Scatch Project #2

When making my second scratch project I thought of what can be better than the last one. Then I went with a classic game of Hide-an-Seek Here’s the game

I think the Easter egg will get me more views because players who some how find this game, can visit more and more times looking for the Easter egg. Hint: Has to do with when you lose. Well… scratch project’s 3 and 4 are not my best, but there ok.

Scratch Project #1

For my first scratch project I went with the simple stuff, I started with the “get the apples in the bowl” game. Here is the game.

It took me about a half hour to code. But it felt like ten minutes. I think my favorite scratch project was my 2nd. I honestly thought that everyone would think it’s bad because wouldn’t have met the expectations. I sure hope it does!

Meet #3

We first planned our meets. We would meet on Wednesday’s Saturday’s and some Sunday’s. Well, Wednesday did not work out because I was not feeling good. We met after our basketball games.

Each meet would be about 1-3 hours long. Our first meet was a Saturday it was 3 hours long and we finished building. All in one meet! Our second meet was next Saturday because again, I was sick on the following Wednesday. When we met on Saturday, we did some testing for ideas. We were ready!

Partner #2

I sat in my chair wondering who my partner would be. I looked around and finally I caught Will’s eye. He had looked at me and I looked back. Why not he be my partner. Then we talked and decided to do a group of 3. Me Will and Kevin.

As if planning a meet was already hard enough, no one was free on the weekdays except me. We settled on weekends for about 2 hours. But later that day Alex joined our group. He goes skiing on the weekend. So, we can only meet for a bit on Sunday. It’s hectic. We decided: Me and Kevin Will and Alex.

We Begin! #1

Today is no ordinary day, today… my class is building Rube Goldberg machines! A Rube Goldberg is a complex chain reaction all just to preform a simple task like turn on the lights. The most challenging thing about a Rube Goldberg machine in my opinion is coming up with an original idea.

I have been wanting to do a Rube Goldberg project since my sister did it. I was just in 1st Grade when she finished I thought it meant: “Playdate Heaven.” It actually meant: “HARD WORK!” that’s at least what my sister said. My teacher showed us a lot of videos about Rube Goldberg machines. It’s finally time- wait, who will be my partner?…