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Blog 8:Nolan Lenard

I think I'll use powerpoint to make my basic presentation, and then import it into Sliderocket. Sliderocket has some interesting transitions.

This year in BEST robotics we have 50 schools competing. The theme is "Don't Bug Me", which could be computer bugs, "bugs" that cause disease, or actual bugs.  They'll reveal it to us this coming Saturday!

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Flowcharts by John

I took a step back from the project and acted like I did not know what it was about. I wanted to ask questions that would help define how things would work and how it might need to function for the user by creating a flow chart.

A flow chart is used to connect ideas. The flowcharts that I posted earlier show how my product will function, like the chain of events of how it's used. It also shows what I believe the user will need. The other picture shows a brainstorm of the product. Read more

YSC Blog 8 – [Cheyenne]

Summer has finally come to an end, and looking back, I feel a little accomplished at seeing how much I got done. However, the worst is yet to come, as school is about to turn tough, and I will have an extremely difficult time juggling schoolwork, YSC, and extracurriculars.

Another factor in my frustration is the weather, which plays a small part in my experiment.  Unfortunately, we can’t control nature’s forces, so the only way I can get my experiment done is to be patient and wait for favorable circumstances.  I had planned for last weekend, but hurricane Irene blew in and pushed it back a few weeks. Read more

My summer mentorship journey so far

So far my summer mentorship program has been going great and I've learned so much about science and my passion for science, engineering, technology, and math has swelled to greater proportions. The best part about the process so far has probably been bouncing ideas off of my mentor and beginning to think like a scientist. The most challenging part of my summer mentorship program has been having to think outside the box about innovations and how to test them. It was really challenging to begin thinking about innovations for this competition instead of the typical university research that I do for science fairs. Read more

Young Scientist Challenge Week 9

I will upload a new video blog when I get my materials next week!

As of now, this is just pretty much writing. So far the best part of the process so far has been the research. There are so many different ways people could use a potential product and each approach has its own unique quality. When I get my prototype parts then it'll take me quite a while to program and to get it functionally operating within a few weeks. In the mean time, I will start building my presentation as I've had a great deal of time to think about my innovation and expand it. Read more

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