Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First day at summer camp

Today was the first day at a summer school called Summer Wonders at the Center for Gifted. Personally, I wouldn't say that I was gifted, but still, tons of other people (including Mom) insist that I am. I had three classes at Summer Wonders: Medieval Times, Robotics, and Airplanes. My overall favorite was the Robotics class. It featured Lego Mindstorms (sorry if link doesn't work, Lego.com is apparently only working on the first few pages), and the first day was just about a fun "work with your group and play with the parts" thing. Supposedly during this first "try and learn" session, you would quench your curiosity and try building stuff. Turns out only my group was able to create a moving vehicle, and I came up with the design. I took Medieval Times just because it was the only open class. It turned out to be pretty good. We started off Medieval Times with a lesson (yes, lesson, its a summer school, not summer camp) about the levels of royalty. You know, with the kings and bards and bishops and princes and princesses and such. Then with the airplanes, we were just told to bring in two 2-liter bottles (you know, the ones that hold a lot of Coke (sorry all you pepsi fans) fizzy drinks). After that, we just played with some toy rockets. The day wasn't a fun day, but if I were to give it a rating, it wasn't so bad either. I guess this day deserves a 2.5 out of 5 then.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another day, another morning.

Today is the 5th of July. Sadly, the village fireworks for Independence Day here are scheduled for the 5th, rather than the forth. I think the reason they did that is because the forecast said it was going to rain on the forth(but it didn't). On the topic of fireworks, I researched a little on Wikipedia about what fireworks are and how they're made. Wikipedia has it a bit more specific, though, and the main article on exactly what they're made of is in Pyrotechnic Composition (my what a big word!). Turns out that there is no wizardry or magic involved. All there is is just a tube filled with random chemical stuff such as Cyclotetramethylene Tetranitramine (don't expect me to know that chemistry mumbo-jumbo, I don't). Today, I'm looking forward to a crowded field with lots of tents and inflatable beds, heavily inflated prices on snacks and water, red-white-and blue, and most of all, the fireworks Illinois has to offer in the midst of an economic disaster. My hopes aren't really high on that last one.

EDIT: grammar...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My first post!

Well, this is my first post. For the record, I have no clue whatsoever about starting a blog. Really, I only made this because I needed something to do during the summer. Let me start by telling a little about myself. I am interested in technology, physics, and that sorta stuff. Usually, when something new comes up, like that sweet Ipad ($499: what a ripoff) or induction chargers (smart, but not energy-worthy), I speculate upon what becomes of it and what the future might hold. Of course, these ideas are really improbable, sometimes impossible, but I always like to think. I will try to post every now and then, but don't expect me to go off regularly like this is a newspaper or something. As a wrap-up, I would like to say that this is just informal writing. It's not like I'm going to run to the patent office to file a patent or anything. It's just me, my mind, and my run-away imagination.

EDIT: Forgot: Happy Forth of July! (by the way, I live in America)

EDIT2: Some grammer...