Hi guys, welcome to the blog today. This blog is about our trip, The Viking Splash Tour. It was a great educational tour for all the young people involved… me (Kaitlyn), Kimi. Darcie, Emily, Luke, Rachel, Bianca, Angel, Nadia, Natalia, Rud, Roku, Kiara, Ciara, Renee, Niamh, Tyra, Cosmin, Gina, Al, Thomas and Boxy.We also played in the park before we went on which was fun.
We also would like to thank Lynn from Viking Splash tours for generously donating the trip to us and Barry for being our terrific tour guide!
The Clubhouse is buzzing with excitement on the day before the big showcase. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 10th of December, is the day. We’ve got a bunch of cool things going on so be sure to stop by. From 6-6:30 there will be an interactive exhibition which includes Reindeers on Stilts and Elf Guides, Scratch Games by Junior Coders, a Lego Robotics Demo, Makers Workshop, and a Podcast. Between 6:30 and 6:45, there will be some Presentations and Films including Kids & the Beanstalk, Code Read, and the Get UR Spook On documentary. Performances are up next from 6:45-:7:30. This includes performances by Mark Chovgan & Marta Makus, Katelyn McGlue & Madison Bowes, Anthony Kelleher, Roku Kola, Rud Kola, Tyra Graham, Nadia Gil and Natalia Gil AKA The Terror, Luke Doyle, Patricia & Melissa, Tyra Graham & Natalia Gil, Darragh Kavanagh Cullen AKA DKC, and Katelyn Burke, Emily Early, Nadia Gil & Natalia Gil. Don’t forget about refreshments from 7:30-8! It’ll be a great time, so we hope to see you all there.
“First we got a bunch of cardboard and then we measured it to make four triangles that would then make one big 3D triangle. First we made the top part of the big triangle by measuring, marking and cutting. After making all triangles, we drew shapes on the cardboard and cut them out so the light could go through it. After all the parts of the triangle were cut and the shapes were cut out we glued the parts together to make one big 3D triangle. Next week we are going to put four big triangles together to look like a tree and make it light up with LEDs. I hope you enjoyed reading this and try it yourself! Merry Christmas!”
– Rachel, Bianca & Kaitlyn
Today in Break it! Make it! we made ‘sew it bright’ bracelets. First, we drew a picture of a design and then we cut it out in felt. Then we glued the design onto a felt bracelet. After this, we sewed conductive thread from the lily pad to an LED light on our design. Because we worked in pairs, one of us sewed the positive to positive and one of us sewed the negative to negative. We then put a battery in the lily pad holder and it lit up! We liked this project because we like to sew and we like to make things light up. Next time we would like to try making our clothes light up!
Over the past two weeks, the team have made loads of progress on the modular synthesizer project. They have nearly soldered every piece that needed to be soldered and they have been populating the circuit boards so that everything will be ready for assembly and as of right now, there are only a few more pieces that need to be completed before the assembly can start. Ryan has been working on connecting both halves of the sequencer with smaller wires so that they are able to get power. It’s all coming together quite nicely and I cannot wait to see how it works when it is finished. Some minor kinks are to be expected with a complex project like this one, but so far they haven’t run across anything too troubling.