Thursday, October 19, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 2

Now that we picked our stories, we are ready to record! Using Audacity, we plugged in our microphone and recorded our narrations.

Now that we have the audio clips, we can edit them and burn them on CDs next week!

TinkerCAD - Day 2

Everyone continued their designs today. Most of us have the main base of our designs done. Now its just the little details that remain!

Next week we will wrap up and print!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PNG Radio Scary Stories - Day 1

Halloween is quickly approaching so why not get in the spirit by reading our own scary stories and turning them into a radio show!

We are going to pick out some scary short stories and record an audio file of us reading them using Mixcraft and a microphone. From there, we will compile them all together and have an entire album full of scary stories!

TinkerCAD - Day 1

We are starting up our 3D printing class again! 3D design experts or beginners can come in, learn the ropes, and then bring their creations to life!

Today, the beginners went through the TinkerCAD lessons to prepare them to make their own design and the experts got to brainstorming.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ozobots - Day 2

Today was coding day! We wrapped up our obstacle course and opened up Ozoblockly, our coding software. From there, it was a race to see who could complete the course first!

Book Page Art

We're pushing our vinyl cutter to the max today! We're deciding to try our Harry Potter book page art class one more time because the results turned out so great before. Since we only had one day, we had to find images, prepare them in Silhouette Studios, cut them out on to a book page, and paste them to card stock. We got a lot done and the results turned out even better than last time!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ozobots - Day 1

Today was the first day of our Ozobot obstacle course extravaganza! The goal for today was to design a obstacle course that we can code our bots to solve. We got very in depth and with our course, giving it bridges and walls.

Thursdays we will code the bots to tackle the course!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hour of Code (MidKids)

This was another of our monthly freelance coding classes. People came in and tried coding an Ozobot, building their own Kano computer, and doing good ol' hour of code.

Robot Club - 10/5/17

We are slowly making progress on our claw bot. Four people showed up to this month's session so we split up into two teams to build different parts of the claw bot.

This blog will serve as a journal entry to help remind us what we did for the next session so students will answer the following questions in the comment section:

What was accomplished today?

What should be accomplished for next session?

Did anything go wrong?  

Next month we'll continue building our robot!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Negative Space Art - Day 2

We had a productive day today. We finished out Sillohette designs and put them to canvas!  The results came out great!

Our next Midkids class is an Ozobot one so be on the lookout!

Movie Making - Day 6

Today was the final day to complete the editing of our movies. Unfortunately, those who didn't finish yesterday tackled a project that was too ambitious and didn't finish. Not to worry, thought, as we have these projects saved and ready to be completed another time!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Negative Space Art - Day 1

The return of our vinyl cutter class is today! We are going to select our own silhouette images to cut out onto vinyl. From there, we will put the cut-out vinyls onto canvas, color over them, peel the vinyls off and reveal our masterpieces!

Today, we just concentrated on making our vinyl, and the turned out great.

Movie Making - Day 5

Today marked the official start of the editing process. We all imported the billion of pictures we took into Adobe Premiere. From there, we are free to add a Chroma Key in order to add backgrounds, audio files for background music, or anything else our heart desires!

One person finished, and there short movie came out fantastic. Check it out!

Everyone else should hopefully be done with everything on Thursday so stay tuned...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 4

That's a wrap for the comic books! Not everybody finished as we got too ambitious with our creations, but those that finished had awesome results!

Movie Making - Day 4

More of the same today as everyone continued to produce their movies. This marks the end of the second week now and we are slowly chipping away at our projects. Next week will hopefully mark the beginning of the editing process!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 3

We continued the artistic process today. Some of us are getting extremely detailed with our comics and they are finally starting to come together. As for the others, they got Photoshop fired up and used the paintbucket tool to bring our comic stripes to life.

We are in the home run stretch now!

Movie Making - Day 3

Some of us wrapped up our writing process and got going on the more tedious filming process. Most of us are doing a stop motion film so the filming process will involve taking hundreds of photos that will eventually get put together like a flip book.

We still have two weeks so there is plenty of time for everyone to take pictures!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 2

We're just about done with our comic strips. We wrapped up the drawing process and are ready for the next step.

 After getting them scanned and saved on our computers, we will open them up in Photoshop and give them life by adding color.

Movie Making - Day 2

The creative process is hard work. Today we added to our plots and continued the writing process. So far, we have a bunch of stop motion ideas that we will try to bring to life next we when we start filming!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 1

Our Paint Your Face class was always a hit so we figured, why not flip it around and make comic strips while we're at it! Today was all design as we started creating our strips on a piece of paper. From there, we'll throw it under our scanner and put it in Photoshop. Then we're free to do whatever we'd like