Monday, January 26, 2009
Bryan's Cubesat project was awarded an honorable mention at the Hanalani Science Fair. All the first place finishers were recommended for entry to the District Science Fair, but the judges specifically recommended Bryan's project be included as well (the only non-1st place finisher going!).
We are also pleased that the 1st place finisher in Bryan's age group is his good friend Scott. He won 1st place for a behavioral research project about the effects of mobile phone use while driving. Bryan's brother Bradley also submitted a beautiful science fair board this year about rat intelligence (his first science fair ever!)
The District Science Fair begins on February 9th.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
It is done! It's up to the Hanalani judges now to decide who goes on to the District Science Fair. Bryan says the competition is tough this year. Bryan has learned so much that this project is already a success. Enjoy the photos!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"There is a small glass diode mounted near the tab where the RF metal can sits. Just use a pair of nippers and cut it off. This is the reverse polarity protection diode. "Basically the circuit has a small diode to protect the more expensive parts in the event of a backwards connection. It dutifully sacrificed itself to save our board! We will replace that diode before applying power again, and it will give Bryan and I a chance to discuss how the protection circuit worked.