Lab 6

Step 1: My program allows me to manipulate and improve the world surrounding people in my given specialty.

Mechanical engineering allows me to improve the life of many through change in technology and the use of a creative mind.

Step 2: CRC robotics and the fans that come to watch leads to How people love new robotic innovations. this will lead into the coolest of these innovations, Personal Flight. Why do they care? who dose not want to be able to fly.

Talk about how 20 years ago that these kids are doing and making would have been cutting edge

Step 4: A man is cleaning the windows of a 50 story tower when suddenly one of the ropes holding the lift snaps. The man is left dangling above the side walk with hundreds of unsuspecting citizens walking toward there busy lives bellow. A woman from a lower floor sees the man swinging from his safety harness through the window and frantically calls 911. the fire department arrives on seine only to discover the man is to high for even the longest of there ladders. As the brave men bellow began to think of other ways to get to him a voice called out from the back of the fire truck. The captain of the men stepped out laughing. The men looked at him in shame and disbelief as the captain had strapped the jet pack to himself. The men couldn’t believe they all forgot about there trusty flight packs, and as the men Slowly packed up the truck the captain flew up and rescued the man with great ease.

Your running late for work again and your boss is going to kill you if you miss the big meeting, and the elevator in your condo is broken, again. You start to run through your options ” car? no it rush hour. OH i know metro, But what if it has a delay…again. Got it!!” you run over to the closet and slap on your flight pack.”Man i’m dumb haha, how did i forget about my new toy”. You run out the window and bam! you soaring over all the morning traffic straight to your office window. Throw it under your desk when you get in and your good to go.


Lab 5

Step 1: The author blended his research into his article by using hyperlinks and carefully crafted paragraphs that allow the reader to see that his sources are “professionals”. he uses examples of every day experiences to strike your attention and then when he has your curiosity he shows you a bunch of big names that seem inexpressive to help you believe what he is saying. Personally  I thought the text flowed very well and was crafted in such a way that you didn’t really notice what he was trying to do unless your really paying attention.

Step 2: Robotics competitions might seem a little nerdy for most people but you might be surprised to find all sorts of people enjoying the show. in fact over 70% of the fans sitting in the stands have had nothing to do with the robots competing. they often only show up to see the hard work fail miserably and see the creativity and ingenuity of these young minds. a great example of these types of fans is the CRC robotics competition.  At this event you will find your typical geek and of course the proud parents of one of the builders, but you will also find school sports teams, high school classes on outings, and a melody of random people who just show up to watch. The question you might be asking is why… i mean why would someone who has nothing to do with something so specific get out of bed at 7 in the morning and go sit on a hard wooden bench for hours? who in there right minds would waist there time watching some thing like that? then again robotics a a very specific example.

In the world of sports you will find the most loyal of fans hands down. there is no other event in the world that has as many insane people do such stupid things over a game. there have been riots, fights and death that have been caused because a team lost. so the question here is what turns these average people into crazed angry savages? according to this article by Bleacher report its all because of a false sense of right and wrong caused by the communal excitement. the article Wait But Why By Tim Urban describes this communal excitement as a large group of people who are so excited that they become a mob waiting for orders and nothing is wrong because its all a “celebration”.

lab 4

Part 2) Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder — only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2, diabetes. Today, according to the National Institutes of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country.

Part 3)  My parents were split up, my dad off trying to rebuild his life, my mom working long hours to make the monthly bills. Lunch and dinner, for me, was a daily choice between McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut. Then as now, these were the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal. By age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame.

Part 4) I learned how to manage my diet. But most of the teenagers who live, as I once did, on a fast-food diet won’t turn their lives around: They’ve crossed under the golden arches to a likely fate of lifetime obesity.

Part 5)  Kids taking on McDonald’s this week, suing the company for making them fat. Isn’t that like middle-aged men suing Porsche for making them get speeding tickets? Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

Part 7)

I am a third year Dawson Mech. Tech. who has competed and captained a team in the CRC robotics competition for 2 years now. Being there and experiencing the vibe of the entire building over the three day event has truly given me an incite of the emotions and struggles every team goes through.

Part 8)

every year thousands of young and hopeful students compete in the CRC Robotics competition and without fault every team has to watch there hard work fail miserably in some way. Building a robot is easy, but building it so that it works every time it steps on the court and has to preform, well… that’s the hard part. There is nothing more humiliating than having your beautiful creation thrash out of control or worse, do nothing as the starting horn sounds. except having it do it in front of the thousands of judgmental eyes of your peers.

Part 9)

The feeling when you win the competition or even just place within the top 3 teams is a lot like winning a novel prize. If someone is within the community of winners they will stop to congratulate you, But everyone ells in the world just ignores you like some other nerd in the street.

I chose to try and imitate Stan Lee. His style includes incredible description and the ability to always slip in a quick joke to make his main characters seem above the villein.

It was a warm and sunny day in the small town of Sept-Iles and the students in a small high school were about to be let out for there summer vacation. They were all excited but none more than a boy by the name of Randy Richards. Randy was a short kid who didn’t have many friends, but what he  lacked in friends he more than made up for in intelligence. He was ecstatic to escape the confines of the school and have free time to work on his new design. Randy’s dad passed away when Randy was only 10 and now he spends all his time locked up in his dads old workshop building what ever he could. he found one of his dads designs and with a little help form his uncle who was a university professor he managed to improve upon and nearly complete his first prototype sonic hammer. With the extra time he would get from getting out of school

Good Thing I’m Not Religious

It was a bright beautiful summer day and my best friend Marco and I were up to our same old routine. We had just gotten back from the candy store with enough candy to make a dentist very rich and were about to spend the rest of the weekend in my basement attempting to reach a new level of unimaginable chaos in our favorite zombie game. As always before starting our conquest of the undead world we took some time to help my mom with some small tasks to make her happy enough not to bother us for the long hours of death and frustration ahead. My mom at the time owned her own daycare and was in the process of moving to a new, bigger location. So she asked us to help her move the last few boxes out for her. We gladly hopped on our bikes and went to the address she wrote down for us.

My moms first daycare was in the basement of a church, so for two young 15 year old boys it was not the most exciting place to be on a Friday. we quickly stumbled in the back door and made are way down the stairs. the boxes were already packed so we both grabbed one and began to walk out. We both took about three steps before simultaneously stopping. Just above the back door was a big, bright, shinny EXIT sign. We both dropped our boxes and ran to the back door. we looked at each other and began examining the how the sign.