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:
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.
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.
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).
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…
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.