Last Day and Closing Ceremony

The last day of the Stanford Honor Academy we solely worked on the City Designing , the only exception was before lunch when we took some photos for ceremony and also made a Skype call with a Game Programmer. We called Vander Caballero, who is my teacher’s friend. We  asked him questions and he told us his story on how he made his game and how his life pointed him to be a game programmer. If you didn’t know he made a game called Papo & Yo which was relatively successful. After we asked him questions, I stayed and specifically asked him for a free copy of his game (cheeky me). He was really nice and gave me and the other people who asked questions a code for the game. The closing ceremony went pretty smooth, we showed our parents our projects and then received a Diploma , a T-Shirt and the Business card of our teacher. I will be posting soon all the things we learned in a HUGE post. Here is a photo of the mini-city:

City of Nyan Ville
City of Nyan Ville

 

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The Pre Last Day

As of today, it is the last day of the Stanford Honor Academy, but I am describing yesterday in this post. Yesterday we started in the software of Arduino, processing, which we have used before( my page of processing in My Links). We made a motor spin, different lights to turn on, we used diodes and transistors and relays. We then in the evening calculated the imaginary budget for out city we were planning. On Saturday I will tell of the last day in the Stanford Honor Academy.

Arduino connected to a Motor
Arduino connected to a Motor

Arduino Hardware and Software

Yesterday at the computer lab we got into the Software of the Arduino , we ran into some problems with the connection but with the right drivers it worked out. We made a motor, some LEDs, and a buzzer. We also learnt on Karnaugh Maps and Graph Colouring. We afterwards started our last project, city planning , a picture will come on that and the end of Stanford Honor Academy 2014 on Saturday.

Some lights that even though they worked the program didnt run so well
Some lights that even though they worked the program didnt run so well

Research Topics

We were asked about making a Research about something and this is my topic:

  • What is your topic?

My topic is Boolean Algebra

  • Why do you think the parents will want to know about this topic?

Because this is one of the most important pieces of knowledge for the Arduino, which is generally our main subject.

  • What would you like them to know about this topic?

How it works , and how it is being used in Arduino.

Just a Boolean Algebra
Just some Boolean Algebra

Arduino Circuits

Yesterday, we worked with Boolean Algebra and got into the more advanced stuff with the Arduino , we used Binary Gates (Chips) and more LEDs. We also learnt Ohm´s Law and more inside things on a circuit like resistance, voltage and current(intensity).

These are the chips we used:

AND:http://www.skot9000.com/ttl/datasheets/8.pdf                                 OR:http://www.skot9000.com/ttl/datasheets/2.pdf

This is the visualization of Boolean Algebra : ~(p ^ q) v (~p v ~q)
This is the visualization of Boolean Algebra : ~(p ^ q) v (~p v ~q)

The Start of Arduino for me

Today , as in Monday, in the Stanford Honor Academy we worked in the morning with Graph Colouring, and in the evening with a new term to me, Arduino. Arduino is a type of MicroController circuit. In Arduino today we made a LED circuit. There is an adjacent picture of it in the post. Also my friend Nicolas Benett(benettnicolas.wordpress.com) stupidly forgot to put in resistants, and burnt the LEDs,great job Benett, Great job…

This is a photo of an Arduino MicroController.
This is a photo of an Arduino MicroController.
South America with Graph Colouring in minimum colors without touching the same type.
South America with Graph Colouring in minimum colors without touching the same type.

Day Friday

Today at the Stanford Honor Academy, we made Project ” Derp Mobile DOTCOM” . We got more into Hexaflexagons and failed at making one. We also learnt on Finite State Machines and made some plastiscine figures.