Archive for the 'Field Trips' Category

The Hacker Space That all the Other Ones Call “Sir”

My first words When I saw the hackerspace at FamiLAB were :  O.  M.  G!  It was in a huge warehouse.  Not only that, it was full of 3D Printers, breadboards, circuit boards digitizers, computers, remote controllers, batteries, cameras, motion detectors, lights, microcontroller, processors, and just about anything else you can think of.  I attended an Arduino class.  An Arduino is a microprocessor that you can program to do just about anything.  A hackerspace is a place where you can take something electronic, and re-program it and maybe even rebuild it!  And a hackerspace is probably the best place to learn about Arduino.  I learned how to program an Arduino, and how to set up a circuit using a breadboard hooked up to the Arduino.  I learned how to controll an LED light to make it flicker on and off, I learned how to controll it’s brightness, and I even learned how to control it with a button!    This is a very inspiring, and amazing place, I can’t wait to go back there.


Ft. Myers Fun

Will took this - Imaginarium in Ft. Meyers

Ever gone on a field trip where you watch the winter Olympics, go to the biggest playground, be in a suite hotel, and even go to a museum? Well, I’m sure you

haven’t. But now, I have. And now you can hear about it. Well, Mom had to go to one of her very many seminars. The first day was boring, but the next was awesome. I discovered the Imaginarium! there was a dinosaur exhibit! And the playground! It was full to the brim with fun things to do. I met a girl there named Chloe. Well, that’s simply, the end (of the trip.)

Sanibel Vacation 2

Mom had another conference and meeting in Ft. Myers, and so we had fun at the best hotel.  In room number 302 there was a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. They had the movie on pay-per-view, and even a Nintendo Game Cube, my dream!! But unfortnatly we had to move to another hotel, which was horrible, and smelly. Yuk! But look at the bright side, I mean,  we were on the beach!! And even more bad news, there was red tide. waaaaaah!! But I still got to explore  the sea! yay!! And guess what! Best of all, on my way back home, I got to go to a beach that didn’t have red tide!! Oh! And I even went to the Koreshan  State Historic Site!  The Koreshans believed that the earth was a hollow ball and the sun and stars where part of a circular ball and was in side of the earth, and that we lived on the inside of the earth, not the outside.   Here are some of the  shells that I found: the Letterd Olive, the Shark Eye, the  Maculated ear moon, and Coquina.

My Sanibel vacation

Sanibel Sunset
At my Sanibel vacation,

  1. I caught my first fish. It was a Spanish Mackerel. It tasted terrific!!
  2. Swimming at the beach.
  3. I watched the sunset on the beach.

The thing that I liked the best was swimming with Dad.

I wrote a haiku to express my thoughts about Sanibel.

Sanibel Haiku

sanibel is fun

I love the warm gulf water

I hope to come back.

Camping at Ft. Desoto

tiny crab Boca Ciega Bay

Small fiddler crab at Boca Ciega Bay

The first thing we did was take a walk and explore. First, we saw horseshoe crabs, then hermit crabs, fiddler crabs, and finally tube worms. That night, first , I read HARRY POTTER, and then we played the name game. The next day, we checked out Boca Ciega Bay some more, and finally, we went to the fort. Then we went to the beach and home.

The Charleston Adveture


Traveling to South Carolina Nov. 2008I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina because Mom had a conference there. The first step was, of course, to get in the car.

PART 1. The trip.

As soon as we got in to Georgia, we saw Fall leaves of all different colors! They lasted till we got to South Carolina.

PART 2. The Adveture.

While Mom was in her conference, Dad and I decided to go to the South Carolina Aquarium. The best thing was the scuba diver show. The next day, we went to Folly Beach. The best thing was geting wet. The next day, we went leaf collecting. In the evening, we all went to the James Island play ground. Finally, we ate at Melvin’s. At Melvin’s, I got to eat real bar B Q !