Monday, April 28, 2014
I have just started a script for the ted talk we are going to present on the 15th. I will be talking about the history of airships and their future use in trade. I'm not really sure what I'm going to say but it's going to be well rehearsed because it's 80% of my grade! Also I created a video with "wideo" to use as a visual aid.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Due to recent events, (namely an inability to acquire enough resources for my previous project) I have decided to switch topics. I have branched off and am now researching Air ships through the ages. I hope tis project will have more substance and that my posts will improve.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Right now I am gathering wood for the frame and researching different fuels. In my research I found out that many fire lanterns use a combination of wax and cloth. Apparently, the cloth is layered one on top of another, with wax filling in the gaps. Then the cloth catches fire and uses the wax as both a secondary fuel source and a barrier to contain the flames.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The written section of my poster is posted below:
This display represents the plans I have for my 20% time project. For my project I am building a modified version of a “Chinese Lantern” or “Sky Lantern”. The modifications lie in the overall shape of the lantern. Instead of the classic cylinder or box shapes, I plan to create a lantern shaped as a blimp.
Recently my class had a gallery walk to display our groups projects. My poster is pictured below. This is a very important assignment for my project. It is only one of three grades for the entire project. They haven't posted grades yet, but I think I did well.