Friday, July 29, 2011

For 7/27/11

Today we tried to make the tours for each of the skins but instead we found a problem with the audio files. When we clicked on them they would move the DSE and/or zoom in or out and we don't want that to happen. So we spent the day trying to fix this, referring to the google earth user guide and the blog community. Non of these ideas worked so we (Matt and I) will have to redo them all tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For 7/26/11

When I walked into my "lab" this morning I was a little surprised that all of the equipment was gone. The Planeterrium (3D floor), DSE, labtops, ever thing important, gone. Knowing (or i really hope that) that no one could have stole it, so I text brandon to ask if he had the stuff. So spent the morning looking at the rest of the things on the to do list. After lunch we finished making audio files for the DSE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For 7/25/11

Today was different, that in itself was a good thing. Every single day being the same thing was starting to get annoying, but today there was a field trip so that broke things up. Today we went to Rochester Percision Opticis, a company that makes different type and sizes of lens and other things. Afterwards we took the party bus that was rented far the day (seriously a party bus) to pizza hut for lunch. Funny story as everyone in the group was walking in, a little girl sitting with her mom and sister started complaining to the waiters that there that if we ate here there would no more food for her. (so cute) When we got back Matt and I started making a tour in the DSE that would go through the pushpins on each skin.

     That was almost every thing that happened today. I did leave out one little detail. When we first came in today we received a Email saying that Jake's boss (yes our boss' boss) was coming in to see all of the work that we've done so far this summer. After a half hour of freaking out, swearing, and running around trying to set everything up, we replied that we would be gone for most of the day and the meeting got rescheduled. Pip pip cheerio see you later.

For 7/23/11

     Today was a good day. It started with me waking up in my new full sized bed which is comty as ****. Way better than the dorms by grace's. Today is the last day of the RIT college and career fair, where parents pay two hundred dollars (or something outrageous like that) for there child to got to a few workshops a paid lunch and one night in the giant ovens by grace's that RIT calls dorms (what a great value). I was hired to do some demos of a few things that happen at the Carlson building. Unfortunately neither I, Brandon, or Casey (insight team building hombre) could get into the scube room, so 15 minutes of our demo was gone. This left a half hour of extra time after the 3D floor and DSE were done. Most of this time was awkward silents which really made us look good.

     In between the demos we just went up to the insight lab so one of us could try to sleep off his hangover (real professional) and so i could do some work on the computer. Overall it went pretty good and i am happy for it. Ta Ta for now.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

for 07/22/11

     Today Matt and I did a demonstration of our current project (DSE) and the next project that we will be working on, the Planeterranium (or something like that). Make what is a slide show of different 3D images of Mars and make it more interactive. We are probably going to use Some of the ideas from the DSE to do this.

     Drew (Assistant Insight Coordinator man) gave us a long list of other tasks that we could do for the rest of the summer, which is something i've been waiting for (Why did I complain about having nothing to do? It was great, I could watch movies and take naps. Why?!). Going to come I tomorrow to run some demo's for the College Fair at RIT. So thats cool, and not just because I'm getting paid for it. There are other things (that I can't think of right now) that made wan't to come in on a saturday. Well I feel like i'm starting to ramble so I am going to end this post now, "see" you again real soon.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

For 7/20/11

Today the DSE was finally updated! I spent a lot of time waiting for this and it finally happened. Now I just need feedback from brandon (Head educational technology dude) who will be presenting it tonight on how it worked and what other improvements are needed to be made. After that we (matt and I) could be finished with it. Now we need to find a new project and we have no idea how to do that. I most likely will ask around for one. I be back tomorrow wit more (broken english), Bye

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday week 3

     Sorry I haven't been updating my blog that often, but thats because I've been making a ton of progress on the Digital Solar Explorer. My partner Matt has been spending his time in West Virgina helping less fortunate people, so I was working alone. I bought Smoothboard for the Wiimote so now it's more accurate than before, found the Sixth skin of the DSE that we were over looking for days, and increased the size of all of the pushpins to make them easier to click. I also reasigned the buttons on the Wiimote to work like they did before, learned HTML, and used it to edit all of the descriptions to help make them easier to read when projected onto the sphere.

     Spending time with the other interns makes this job great to have. At times however I do get annoyed with the complete lack of direction. For a period of time I thought that I was suppose to be in my room trying to do things all by myself without any help of any kind. Bob Callens (program/intern helper guy) came in and told me of other things i could do.

    I will at least try to create some content everyday for the rest of summer, still very new to this blogging thing. Until next time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Second week part 1

Been working hard this week trying to perfect smoothboard and the digital solar explore. The Wii is more accurate with smoothboard than it is by it's self it's a little too sensitive. Every time you press a button the cursor moves a little making it hard to click anything, but the project is coming along nicely despite my partner Matt not being here. I'm having a lot of fun here especially  when me and a few of the other interns mess with Halle Orr who just started Monday. Well thats good for now, until next time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

First week

The first week here has been interesting. Despite the fact that my key card isn't working, I have been enjoying working in here. Me ang my partner Matt Greco have been working on a program that is used to educate people about the sun called the Digital Solar Explorer. We have been making it more user friendly and appaer more professional. I'll keep you updated as the weeks goes on.