Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Solder On

Today we started the next step in our soldering lessons.

Now, we're making a guitar pedal for each student.  If this works each student will have a working guitar pedal that they will each have a unique sound when they record their songs later on this session.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We're sorry.

I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the parents of our PNG students.  Today we finished soldering together our electric pianos and the results are intensely annoying.

We're sorry.

On the plus side, your child has successfully learned to solder!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

STOP! Solder Time!

Today the students learned how to solder!


We took them very slowly through the basics of soldering and then let the kids begin assembling an "electric piano".

Once hooked up to a battery, you can press the buttons to make tones that play from the speaker.  Every aspect of the device has to be soldered together.

The guys did great and we had zero burns and no accidents!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cubify Web Apps

Today the kids tried their hand at creating some 3D shapes.  Everybody loves the 3D printer, but when it comes to actually creating a 3D object these guys couldn't be paid to care.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Drawn Together

We did one more round of drawings today and the results started to get pretty weird.  Awesome!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Color Yourself!

Today we took the scans of our traces and colored them in on the computer using either MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop Elements. The results exist!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Face Paint

Brian combined some simple concepts into a pretty complex, pretty rad project.

Step 1: Take a self-pic
Step 2: Print your pic
Step 3: Trace your pic
Step 4: Scan your pic
Step 5: re-color your pic

We ended up with some pretty amazing pictures and we'll continue on into next class.