Working with “Fantamorph”: Making more gifs…

Hello again!! Holidays are near now, I can smell the summer, the beach,… The last weeks of the year… It was gone so fast.

So,  today we were making gifs, but now we used another programme called “FantaMorph”. This is what I did today:

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Hehehehe, she’s a pretty girl giving kisses (I really don’t know why there’s a cut in the sequence…) If you want to see the movement, you have to click the photo! (:

OK, the programme is easy to use. You just have to open the two images you want and retouch. Retouch consist of put “points” in different parts of the photo and match with the same part of the other photo (for example, I point the eye, and the point which appears in the other photo is a bit on the left, so I move that point to the eye, and they are equal in both photos). If you put more points in the photo, it will be better and didn’t smearing.

And that’s all, I was doing this afternoon another one, so maybe I will upload tomorrow.

See you soon!!! ^^

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Working with Photoshop & Gimp: Making gifs

Hello again! Today, we’re making gifs!! I’m really happy because I have never ever made a gif, and I LOVE THEM! Well, it was funny to do it, and we had a great time. The teacher was explaning and the computer turned off. While he was rebooting the computer, we were doing the steps the teacher did. This is what I did:

1. Open a new file in Photoshop and draw the first step of the gif.

2.Create a new layer and draw the second step.

(We’ve just made 2 steps)

3. Save the picture in the extension: .psd

4. Now, open the file in Gimp and save it in gif. extension.

5. Now open the gif. file and put the time for every step of the gif

Voilá!! Here’s my first gif!!! Hope you like it ^^

Que cuquii ^^

See you in the next class!!!! ^^

V Englsh Week: “Prevention against earthquakes”

Now, in our school, we have the Fifth English Week. This year is about Japan, so today, in Technology, we were working something very usual there: Earthquakes. We went to the exhibition, and the teacher were explaning us some things related to how the buildings can support a Earthquake. He also explained us some different ways to reinforce the buildings in areas where the probability of earthquakes is high. One of this is “Tuned Mass Dampex” Here’s some information about this: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~ce573/Documents/Intro%20to%20Structural%20Motion%20Control_Chapter4.pdf

Another page, because this is quite technical:

http://www.csaengineering.com/products-services/tuned-mass-dampers-absorbers/

Well, we were also doing an experiment with a little tower, in which you have to put water into a plastic box. The water makes that the building doesn’t shake so much, and, in real life, it avoid that the building destroys. I record the experiment :P

Some key words from the class today:

Seismetry (difference between intensity and magnitud)

Stockbridge

Tuned Mass Dampex (solid, liquid colum)

Earthquakes in Niigata and Kobe

Shimbashiro (old technique used from the Pagodas. It consist in a huge stick inside the building which make the pagodas resistent to earthquakes)

Here’s a video too!! Enjoy it! :P

And that’s all for today. See you in the next class!! :DDD

New post: How to put a video in a post.

Hi again! I’m trying to do all my late posts in this hour… (C’mon, I can!)

Today, we are learning how to put a video in a post. So simple stuff to me! The teacher ask us to put a video from Youtube, so I choose a funny interview from one of my favorites Youtube users: Zorman. He’s amazing and he does a lot of funny videos that I love. In this video, he’s dressed like a Gothic, and explains how is to be Gothic. Just so fun!

Ok then, I think this is OK, so bye for now! (:

1st Term Work: Spreadsheets

We were working with spreadsheets too. I’ve never used it, but I usually saw my father using them. Those classes were quite interesting, but I prefer work with SketchUp, sorry! The teacher showed us some amazing things you can do in spreadsheets. We didn’t know that if you write, for example “Monday” in a cell, and you pull the coner, in the next cells you can see the following days of the week. We were absolutely amazed. In this first sheet, we were testing this new thing. Here is it:

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Just testing…

Our first spreadsheet was a shopping list. With this, we learn how to add and subtract without using the calculator. Here is it:

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It was a cool class.

The second spreadsheet we made was about how to do a Quadratic Equation. it was a bit like the first work, but the command was really difficult! I had to  ask for help to a patner, because it didn’t work. Finnaly, I helped other patners who had the same problem as me. Good Job! This spreadsheet was like that:

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When you change the numbers in the Equation, if it haven’t got a real solution, it appears “It haven’t got a real solution”. Was very funny.

Our third and last spreadsheet was about how to do graphics. That was the result:

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And that’s all. Hope you like it, and see you soon :)

1st Term Work: Working with SketchUp- Part 2

Well, our last term project with SketchUp was a 3D model with “beams”, pushpins and straws. The first day we were practicing how to make the pushpuins with the tool “Follow me”, and that was the result:

1st attempt (SO Terrible) T.T

Chincheta1

2nd attempt (oh, God)

Chincheta2

3rd attempt (I didn’t color it)

Chincheta3

4th and the last one (the one I used)

Chincheta4

And this is my bridge!!  I’m very proud of it, it was really difficult to me. I had lots of flaws, and some problems, because the straw wasn’t exactly straight and when I put it into the bridge, it was totally bent!!  But, finally, I got it!! ^^

Puente xD

I just love it. So cool!!

And this is some of the work we were doing. Hope you like it, and see you soon ;)

1st Term Work: Working with SketchUp- Part 1

We were working with a programm I never used before: SketchUp. Now, I can use it more or less and I can do my own models. It is a really interesting stuff and I really enjoy those classes.

So, we were learning how to use it, but just the mainly tools. We’ll have to find out how to use the other tools (something I might do in summer…).

Well, something we made was working with cubes. Here is it:

Cubo

So cool! From this cube, we made other figures like:

Cubo2

Cubo3

Cubo4

Did you like it? I know it was simple, but I’m very proud of these :)

By for now!

“Made with plastic”

A team discussion activity:

1.- Think about an object which is never (or not usually) made of plastic. 

A book. It could be made of plastic, but I think it won’t be rentable, because is cheaper if it’s made of paper sheets instead of plastic sheets. Also, printing on plastic would be almost improbable, and I don’t think it can be done.

2.- From the classification of plastic materials, justify the kind to be chosen for your object.

I think that thermosetting plastics would be best. I choose “Melamine resin” (MF).

3.- Your decision must be founded in the properties of the particular plastic material: talk about them and the way in which they they will be taken into account

MF can be dyed and its flexible and elastic, and also it’s impermeable.

4.- Think about the specific technique/s by which the object should be made.

I think that calandering would be best, because you can make sheets with it. The plastic is passed and pressed  between hot rollers. This produces laminates of different thicknesses.

My first post: “What is a blog”

Well… One thing you always see in the first post on a common blog is: Welcome to my blog!” Now, it sounds a bit repetitive to me, so I’m breaking my mind right now just for think in a good beginning for this first post.

Alright. This blog was made just for my Technology subject in my secondary school, so all my posts will be related to this subject. These will be my future homework and my diary work (and maybe an important part of my results of the third evaluation).

So, our teacher asked us to write this first post. And we have to say what a blog is and how we will use it in our classes.

Last Wednesday, our teacher propose us to make a blog for our Technology classes. I liked that idea, because I really like use the computer and learn how to use some programs on the Internet. I really like that world, the technology world.

So we choose “WordPress” like our “defalout blog”. Everyone in my class, I think, has already got a WordPress blog. Our teacher’s going to show us how to use “WordPress” and other blogs.

All in all, I think this will be quite interesting…