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Stardates 2011.06.11 and 2011.06.12

posted Jun 30, 2011, 8:15 PM by Anant Narayanan

We started editing the videotape.  Rohit and Gabriel played with Scratch to create an animation of a rocket leaving the Earth and then coming back. 

We also practiced prototyping with a polystyrene foam cutter.  It was a lot of fun!

We finalized the funding proposal by combining the ideas in Gabriel, Rohit and Minyoung’s first draft.

Colin had to be out of town for a few days after close of school and decided against continuing with the team.  Jacqueline too decided to drop out of the team.  Both were missed by the rest.

Since the deadline had been extended, there was a good bit more goofing around this weekend than usual.  Minyoung, Gabriel and Rohit played with a robotic arm and practiced making a model rocket lift off.  They also practiced building a foam rover using the hot-wire foam cutter.

We did a second set of videotaping session with Rohit, Gabriel and Minyoung reviewing what we had learnt about the GLXP teams.  At the end of the discussion, we picked the Barcelona Moon Team as our favorite team.