Saturday, March 28, 2009


Me with the other science fair winners, 4 from the Senior fair and they are going to participate in the International fair. As I get to visit the science fair.

Me with some other category first place winners.

Me accepting an nomination for the science fair challenge.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Results of the science fair!

Category results: 1st place
8th grader observer to the International fair: I got it!

So from May 10-15 I will be at the International science and engineering fair. Just as a visitor, but that is still a great opportunity.

I will have some pictures of the award ceremony later.
Truly the science fair was fun so first I hurried and set up my table, realized the light is all wrong and I tried to make a roof around it, enough where I can show how it works. Then judging began it was incredible everyone wanted to know about it and how I made it. It was like 5 minutes of fame. It was really fun, afterwords got a lunch and went to the activities. I was very late but I got to talk to old friends that I didn't talk to much at school it was great. Got to see 2 professional chemists blow things up and such. Then the award ceremonies was long but well worth it!

I'd like to thank everyone that helped this was my best project later, and Kreyling thanks for letting me borrow that projector, it worked great!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Science Fair Tomorrow!

Well, the science fair is tomorrow! I will have more info on it later, I just can't wait to see everybody's science projects. I probably won't get any sleep but I sure I will. As for the schedule, didn't work I am still working on it as I type. Hopefully I will have it all done before 10.
Wish me luck if you read this before the science fair.

Thanks for the motivation throughout my experiment, I will introduce my new project for next year Saturday.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Science Fair coming!

Well the SUU Science Fair is come up in about 3 days, and I'm not even close to being done yet. Spring Break didn't help me much. As for everything, its going great I got the projector setup, its not perfect but good enough for now. I have almost finished my demo, it should be done soon and I will have a video of it running soon. I will also be making some self illuminating objects since regular objects don't show up good enough.

Last Week Goals

Monday - Finish demo and apply all software to my table.

Tuesday - Finish setup 100% (Box, mirror, etc)

Wednesday - Make my Display Board

Thursday - Have everything in the car ready to go tomorrow

Friday -
Setup at science fair!!!

As for the conclusion!

My hypothesis is correct, it could only detect size and shape.

Here are some older and newer pictures.

New Projector setupMy computer

Table top (40 inch)

Mirror and Camera
Way back when I was making the frame, this is my test circuit.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I completed all last weeks goals, except make workable objects.
I will create shapes that light them self up, otherwise I would have to add like a 15 pound cube. With this i can make it light and small. I also got a new projector to work with, hopefully this one will work better. I will be starting to program my demo for the presentation on the 27th.

  • Setup new projector
  • Build square, pentagon, and triangle. All in 2 different sizes.
  • Program a demo
  • Test all with table

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sciece fair project done, more info later.

I have programmed the source to identify these shapes, Triangle, Square, and Pentagon.
I have tested it with my table.
Now all I have to do is make more workable objects for my table.
I'm thinking of using a heavy metal sheet and putting smooth coated plastic on the bottom of it.

I don't think I'll be able to setup the projector yet, still lots of things to do. I'm a very busy busy bee. Have a good weekend. ^.^

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekly Goals posted late again.

Besides of all the complications of my project, I will have to move on from the "bells and whistles" of my project and start getting to the hard stuff of it.

  • Program the source to find shape
  • Test with my table
  • Create more smooth and workable objects for my table
  • (if I get to it) fix up the usability of my table

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pictures of Box

That is my box finished, most of the way. I have put everything I needed in there and the setup is working great except I can't get my projector to work to fit the entire screen. other than that everything is going greatly. Still can't get touchlib to work properly.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weeks Goals (Posted late)

Here they are.
  • Finish Box
  • Install all appliances in box
  • Test setup
  • Successfully Compile Touchlib
I found out that finding shape and size, is 100% possible. Just I need to compile touchlib

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Problem :(

1. Can't Compile from the source because I have to have the paid version of Visual Studio, but I can download the trial which I'm doing now.

2. Projector might not project big enough. =(