NAVIGATING DIFFICULTY

NAVIGATING DIFFICULTY

Showing determination in the face of fear makes us extraordinary....

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STARTING FROM SCRATCH

STARTING FROM SCRATCH

In case you were wondering, yes; ever since I was a school boy, I’ve loved to wear button-up shirts, vests, ties, and...

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

Did you know, the first message in a bottle was sent in 310 B.C. by the Greek philosopher...

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Reading Time: 2 minutes When dealing with children, or even teenagers, it’s difficult to express the importance of teamwork. Many times, our young people believe that they are the center of the universe, but in time and with a little bit of experience and wisdom, they can learn we each play a part in something greater than ourselves. A Tire I Am By Matthew Mansfield A tire I am, strong and fresh in my speed I am of myself the source of my own need No parts of this vehicle need I for strength To travel here and there across this highway’s length I am here, look all, and gather around What a ta-do I am. I’m black and I’m round Rolling and rolling, with a pop and a hiss What is this? My once firm ground hug has turned to a kiss Why does the road feel so close and so strong. This is not right, no, something is wrong. The side of the road, wait this is not where I belong I am not weak, I am always so strong. My bolts are loosened and with a quick jerk and a twirl In the trunk with the tools? I’m a bright shiny pearl! It’s dark now, this space is small and confining This stabbing pain in my heart, A nail seems to have breached my lining Repairs have restored me, I am better now more than worse I roll again, but not like at first The air in me is cool, not hot like before I am not the only one there is, look there are three more. I see how others make this drive a song The journey is better when you take friends along.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Reflection of Light   The Interest I was playing a game of chess 2D style on a tablet and it just seemed so 1980’s. While thinking of my next move the wheels in my head began turning and I started to think that there has to be another way to make this game more robust. If I took what I already know about programming could I make a program that was truly 3D? Probably not, right? Well, maybe, just maybe I could… Considering the following: R = IR / II and T = IT / II Where R + T = 1 Granted, this is nothing more than technically describing what we see when light transmits or reflects off of the given surface but it still led me to think that everything that we see is nothing more than what we think we see because we are slaves to our visual ports. Could we not then use a bit of optic tricks and tell our brains that we are seeing something that may or may not be there? I’m thinking so but it will take a bit more work to properly bring this idea to fruition. Consider the idea that light is really nothing more than what we (or our minds) make of it. Again, referencing to the video above, if someone is color blind then what they witness is limited by their faculties. Therefore, if we can fool our sensory gates into seeing in 3D than 3D does exist. The trick is utilizing optics to our advantage. After taking apart numerous devices which utilize lasers I have been working on the math which is giving way to the theory of a self-terminating beam which will give the illusion of a termination point in space. Thus, providing to the viewer that a “wall” or viewing screen is there when in reality it is not. Much of the basis for this is utilizing a series of lasers to cancel out the signals at a point of intersection which gives way to the viewing screen effect. With this hypothesis statement being made now comes the fun part of trying to get these things to really happen. Like the old saying, “After all that’s said and done there’s a lot more said than done.” I think a bit of rolling up the shirt sleeves would be in order. If we apply the priciple of superposition when the two laser beams meet a stationary wave is formed. This is because of the nodes and anti nodes. The nodes are like points when there is zero vertical displacement of light while anti nodes occur when there are four times the intensity of a normal laser. Laser talk can blab on forever about it’s properties and such but more to the point really is that you can only have time-averaged cancellation if the two waves are traveling in the same direction. If the waves are traveling at angles, they will continue on unaffected after passing each other. You can only have time-averaged, overall cancellation (as opposed to transient, instantaneous cancellation at specific points in time and/or space) if the waves are 180 degrees out of phase at all times. However, this is not possible for waves traveling in different directions. The waves might be perfectly out of phase at a frozen moment in time: Utlimately, when two lasers meet at one point (no matter what the angle 180, 90, 45, etc) it doesn’t do much to the naked eye. However, when matter is present at the crossing point, very interesting effects can happen, especially if we’re talking about femtosecond pulses meeting in a non-linear crystal. For the purposes of my experiement I will be using various materials at the point of intersection to create various 3D affects. I have worked on a lot more than what is on this page but this does communicate the basic heuristic. As time moves forward I will continue to put more information on this page as I complete the given phases of my project/experiement, then I will make those things a bit more presentable and then I will post them here in some sort of video format, tutorial or the like.   Summary of Downloads & Extra Links Getting Help The Principle of Holographs My Project Downloads Definition of holograph Links I found Helpful Holograms and their Applications Great Laser Saftey Tips

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I am no different than anyone else out there. I mean, who hasn’t dabbled in poetry, right? Well, for the sake of argument, let’s say I’m completely normal and then in that case I’d like to share some different thoughts about poetry...

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