This mistake is related to Physics. In Humanities and Physics we are doing an integrated project where we get with groups of two or three people and come up with a project related to the Emerson Article we are reading in Humanities. My partner Melanie and I are creating incense, candles, and soap as our final products. But in trying to complete this task we we hit multiple obstacles. First we wanted to start working on the candles, so we ordered everything we needed, or thought we needed, to make those, watched many videos on it and once all of the materials came we started working on them. However, after we completed about two candles we found out that what we ordered wasn't enough for the other 10. We then had to figure out another way to make the candles because we didn't have the time to wait another few days for the wax to come. Instead, we found that we could use crisco oil as a supplement and were able to continue and complete the rest of our candles. The next challenge came when we started working on the incense. Our original plan was to create our own oil, but we found out that we couldn't do that for most of our products because the process took too much time with very little product in the end. To problem solve for this challenge we ended up buying a few bottles of oil and making some of our own as well to limit the time wasted making the oil. Next we had to focus on the soaps. For the soaps we went over to HTHMA and spoke to their chemistry teacher to arrange when we could make soaps with his class. Luckily, we were able to do that the following day, however he said that we would have to produce 50 ml of oil by the next morning. At first we didn't realize how hard that would be but when we finally did figure that out, we had to email Matt and ask if we could potentially use his oils for our soap, which did in the end turn out to be okay. With all of the challenges, one thing I learned was that we couldn't ever give up on our goals, because if we did we wouldn't be in the place of our project that are now. I also learned to just keep trying to fix problems no matter what because it will always turn out okay and as something I am proud of. Every challenge turned into prosperity and I plan to remember that throughout the rest of this project and projects to come.
This was a kind of two-part assignment. During math we would get into groups of 2 and each group would be assigned a part of the cube, and try to get it to the output value. To do this we first, as a class, figured out which parts of the cube were most important and decided that those would be the first priority. In trying to complete this task, Adam would give a value for the rest of the variables and in changing that we would have to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down if that brought us close to our goal. After we all got to our numbers, Rachel, Blake, and I had to create a presentation for Scott, because with our values he would re-create our Long Now cube. Once we finished our presentation and began presenting to Scott we found that we had multiple mistakes in how we not only presented, because it caused a lot of confusion, but also we found that using our values the flying pendulum rope was too long and would hit the cube. This was a big mistake for the values of the certain parts of the cube causing us as a class to repeat the whole process again. This time we were able to make everything in our presentation a lot more clear and all of the changes of the values more noticeable. I also think more people were able to understand the whole concept and in the end although it took a while to accomplish we were able to take note of the mistakes made and grow from them to make a much better presentation for our values as well as come up with values that would insure that the ball would not hit the cube.
This mistake wasn't made in math but in physics.
In physics we had to create a parallax of rachel holding a football, using photoshop and Adobe after effects. While trying to make our parallax my partner jacob and I decided that one part we wanted to move was her arm. but we accidently photoshopped her arm separate from her hand and so we had to figure out how we could merge the layers and such. But after merging the layers, we went on Adobe after effects and saw that the arm was completely detached from her body, leaving a black border around the arm. To fix this problem we had to go back to Scott's tutorial and really closely and more thoroughly read his instructions, and when we still needed more help we looked up a video that gave step by step instructions on how to make the parallax. In the process of mistake.learn.grow, The mistake was made in photoshop when outlining Rachel's arm, and we grew in our skills for Photoshop and Adobe aftereffects, and we learned for the future that if I want to complete a task to slow down and take the time to really understand and comprehend, what i need to do. At the end I was able to learn how to create a well done parallax video, which will be very useful for the future in the project w are doing next in physics.
In math I was ahead along with a few other students and we were taking our initials and shading them. But while shading them I made multiple mistakes such as, using the wrong equation, and because Adam wanted us to kind of play around and figure out how to shade, it was a guess and check thing. I also was using the wrong #'s in order to minimize the line. One thing i learned for the future if I ever come across an assignment where I need to figure out how to maneuver around somewhere I can go to Youtube and watch a video because I found that really helpful in this situation, also turning to my classmates so that we can maybe figure it out together, In the process of mistake.learn.grow, my mistake was using the wrong equations, I learned to turn to other resources, and now have grown with the knowledge of how to shade in the letters made on desmos!
This week a mistake that I made took place while working on the concept cards in humanities. We have been working on the concept cards for a while now but it wasn't until a week or so ago when we were told that we had to move everything in our card around for it to fit the guidelines to get our card printed. My group and I had a hard time trying to re-arrange our card and this caused us to constantly have to go back and measure to make sure it was okay. To fix this challenge we ended up finding a way to keep borders around our screen , insuring that we were able to say within the lines, and get our card printed. One thing I learned from the learning process of mistake.learn.grow, is that no matter what situation i'm in, there will always be a way to fix it, and to not become stressed out over the little things that are easily fixable like this mistake made in physics.
In my first and second week of school I was just catching up w/ my classmates as it related to the Long Now Project. I had already had some experience working with google sheets and graphing, so my partners and I decided that would be good for me to help with. However, while putting in coordinates on google sheets for our graph, I accidentally wrote the points in the wrong way. So points that were on the y-axis I wrote in on the x-axis and so on and so forth. When creating the actual graph in Desmos we had to fix each point before inputting it. From this I learned to slow down when doing something tedious like this, and as an outcome you will be able to produce better work.