S-I-M-P-L-E Machine / Round 5

Everyday, people use modern machine to help improve their work or make their work easier. Mostly, they define machine as the tool that use electricity and modern tool, but tools like hammer or axes are also call machine, but it’s just the different type of machine that you use the force from yourself more than it can do for you. For this round, I’ve not been at the class much, but I kind of understand and know what is my class content. In the past seven weeks, we have learn about Simple Machine! What’s a simple machine? Simple machine is any basic mechanical device for applying a force  which include wedge, plane and lever. For this topic, I’ve learn and understand the content from a website call ck12.org, but I also learn and do some research from the other website too.

To understand clearly about the content, my teacher have divide us into team and let us do some small project. In this project, we are making a simple machine and use whatever material that we have in our school. My team have three members and we decide to make pulley! Pulleys are simple machine that lifting some heavy stuff to make human easier.

These are the photos of Pulley that I have made with my teammates. 

 

 

Independent Project / Round 5

 

This is the fifth round of technology/multimedia, but I still find it hard as always. I have learned a lot of things in this class which include, Adobe programs, coding and some strategies for researching. Coding seems to be very hard for me because I’m not really interested in coding and it’s really difficult for me. I always keep myself focused on my teacher, so I do not fall asleep and don’t understand anything. But, what’s special for this round is my teacher let us choose what topics that we have learned so far this year to learn more. I decided to choose photoshop and work on it, but I have so many problems. The point is I don’t know how to use photoshop :(. I want to edit a lot of cool picture like on the internet, but I can’t because I have no skill at all. In the end, I decided to use digital drawing to draw and outline some of the pictures in the photoshop.I  want to learn how to use Digital drawing because I see many people create their own cartoon with digital drawing. I’m obsessed with cartoon pictures. I want to draw and create my own cartoon pictures, so I decided to choose and learn more about Digital Drawing skills. I learned this skill by using a website call Wacom.com and I’ve seen some seniors and juniors using that and I try to learn with them. On Wednesday, there is a schedule that I have chosen to learn with my senior. It’s call Visual art project. They teach me how to use it. First, I only learn how to outline the picture and color them with simple picture. At first, I don’t really know how to use Photoshop. In Photoshop, they have so many layers and the layers  need to be in order, so that we can arrange our drawing path. The other thing is, we need to click on the layer that we want to draw, so that we can draw. In this part, I met so many problems with clicking the wrong layer and I don’t arrange it. I solved my problem by asking my friend and discovering things by myself. One thing I hate about discovering things by myself is sometimes my work goes crazy and it disappears. It was not fun to lose my work, but I really enjoyed outlining and coloring the picture. In the future, I think I want to try to draw my own picture and see what is the difference between my work and other people’s work, then I can improve them later. After I learned how to use the digital drawing, I really enjoyed it and I want to continue using it forever. Even though, I’m changing from editing some cool pictures into drawing things in Photoshop, but I have try some of the tools in Photoshop too! Here are some of my photos that I have edited.  

 

These are my drawing that I am using other people photo to outline and do some color.

These are my final products!

 

 

 

 

 

Acid VS Base / Round 4

Did you know that spicy thing is acid?

Acid is a substance that have particular chemical properties. It’s include turning litmus red ( it’s a tool to measure acid and base ), neutral or neutralizing alkali and it dissolving some metals. Typically acid is known as a corrosive or sour-tasting liquid of this kind. Base is a chemical species that donates electrons, it accepts protons and releases hydroxide ions in aqueous solution. Base play certain characteristic properties that can be used to help identify them. The different between Acid and base is bases are the chemical opposite of acids. Base was any compound that when dissolved in water, gives a solution with a hydrogen ion activity lower than that of pure water. For acid, acids are defined as compound that donate a hydrogen ion to another compound ( it’s base ). Some example about acid, from I understand are lime or bitter thing.

Picture by Chimp Food
Photo by zlifeeducation

 

Python Programming Language / Round 4

Imagine, if the world is full of robot that use Python language and if you don’t know anything about python language, what will you do? What can you help to save the world that full of evil robot?. So from now on, you should learn python to get to know, what it is and how can it work.

This is the following round from the last round. We still continues learning Python from the last round. This round we have learn about Python Dictionary and Python List. Python dictionary is the collections of item that is changeable. You need to write it with curly bracket { }. It doesn’t allow duplicate the items of the code. For Python list, it is the collection of items that is ordered and changeable. It allow duplicate the items of the code. In order to make it work, you need to write it with the square bracket [ ]. Now, let’s me talk about how to access the items. There are many different types of list. There are Assessing Items, change items value, loop through a list, check if items exist, list length, add items – append, add items – insert and remove items. You already see that, there are many types of list, so I will pick Assessing items to explain you. To print it you need to put the words print(the name of your function) and put the number with inside the square bracket and it’s will print out the order of your code. This is so complicated right? It’s okay, I’ll try my best to explain. So in this explain, I’ll use the variable call thislist. In python, they count from zero, so if you write the words like, banana, apple, cherry and grape, and you want to print the number one you need to write the print like this →  print(thislist[1]). The outcome will be apple because python count from zero and the value of zero is banana.   

You can do a lot thing in Python dictionary. For examples, you can change the values of the item, you can loop through the dictionary, check if item exist or remove some of loop. For me this is a little bit complicated, but I’ll try to explain it as much as I can. Example, when you want to print an information about someone, you want to include her name, her age, her birthday and her favorite band, you can use this code to help you print all the information that you want to get. So first, you need to name your variable. Let say you name your variable as Importantpeople. Then, you need to put an equal sign after your variable and put a curly bracket. After that you enter one to get to the down part and you can write your information. For this, you need to add quotation mark for that words. After that you need to put the colon between the two words. Here, I’ll write down for you.

Importantpeople = {

“name” : “Kakrona Pos”

“age” : “14 years old”

“birthday” : “1st, Sep, 2004”

“Favorite band” : “Seventeen”

}

print(Importantpeople)

Up there is all what I’m trying to explain you. You see? You need to put quotation mark in each word so that it can print out and the result that it will print, it will be

Name Kakrona Pos

Age 14 years old

Birthday 1st, Sep, 2004

Favorite band Seventeen

The summarize of what I’ve learn from Multimedia class is Python Dictionary is use for seeing the keys and values of the code. Python list is use for organize the list of your item and make it to an easy code to look and to read. For this round, I feel like I understand it better than last round :).   

Photo by – Education Development Center

Learning Python Language/ Round 3

Codeacademy is the website that we use to learn Python. I never learn code before and honestly, I don’t really like it. Python is one of the languages in Code. It is known as the easiest languages. I don’t know what it feels for you guy when you don’t like something and you need to force yourself to love it or interest on it so that you can learn.

Let me talk more about Python. Python is a very simple language and has a very straight and forward syntax. 

In the first week, I have learned some simple code like how to set the variable and print your variable. In the second week, I have been learned about the condition and if statement. In the third week, I have been learned about for loop and the last week, I have been learned about while loop. For me, while the loop is the hardest for me.

Down here is some of my code that I have done so far. I hope you learn something :).

 

Carbon / Round 3

Carbon is a virtually important molecule in the carbon cycle. Proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates and other molecules essential to life contain carbon. Let me explain some of the words. Nucleic acids are NA. DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning, and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses. Lipids are fat. Carbohydrates are the food that you eat for your power and you energetic. Carbon is present in the atmosphere as the gas carbon dioxide ( CO2 ), which makes up approximately 0.04% of the atmosphere. If it also presents in the ocean & fresh water as dissolved carbon dioxide. Carbons are also present in rocks such as limestone ( Caco2 ).

The carbon cycle is the global moment of carbon between the abiotic environment including the atmosphere and ocean. The process that removes carbon dioxide from the air is photosynthesis. The processes that add carbon dioxide to the air are combustion and respiration. In the respiration are animal, plant and decomposing.

If carbon dioxide extinct we might have no oxygen. There will be no plant and living organism.

Picture by WNYC Studios

Oops, I forgot to tell you guy that we also do some experiment. It’s call Black Snake experiment.  Down here is the step how to do that experiment. 

The Formula of Black Snake

  • 20 gram of sugar
  • One bowl of sand
  • 5 gram of baking soda
  • Some alcohol   
  • A beaker
  • A lighter or match
  1. Pour the sand into the bowl
  2. Soak the sand with alcohol
  3. Keep it for a moment and mixed the sugar with baking soda
  4. Pour all the baking soda and sugar into the bowl of sand into a shape of a mountain
  5. Light the bowl up with the match and you can see the result

How is this work?

      Alcohol catch the fire and it’s burning                                                                         

Baking soda and sugar contain carbon, so when the fire burn it’s come up with carbon ash

 

 

Periodic Table / Round 2

Periodic Table is a table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number, usually in rows, so that elements with similar atomic structure (and hence similar chemical properties) appear in vertical columns.

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered”.

In my opinion, periodic table is made for us to learn easier. Periodic table is complicated, but it makes us easier. You should try to learn how to look and remember some of the important elements in the periodic table.

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Periodic Table ( Khmer Version )

 

Photography and Videography Basic / Round 2

Photography Basics

This is how Nikon camera work                                     Cr : WordPress

Take a look at the picture above. The camera work by many things inside it. View finder is where we put one side of our eyes and see the view of the picture.

Exposer is the amount of light that reaches your camera sensor and it determines how light or dark your photo will be.

Photo by BTS life

Shutter speed is the length of time it is open to allow light in. It’s measured in fractions of a second. For example : 1/100 and 1/10, which one is faster?. 1/100 is must be faster because it’s less time.

By : lottiesimpkinsgcsephotography

Aperture is the size of opening the lens through which light enters the camera. It’s measured in f-stop values. The more lens size you open, the more light can come in.

Cr : WordPress

ISO is how sensitive your camera is to light. ISO can be 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000 etc. ( depends on your camera ). The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the camera is to light ( than the photo is too bright ). It measured in f-stop values.

By : Pinterest

To end that, there are many types of photo. Full shot is the shot that sees the full objects and has space. Longshot is the shot that has many objects in the photo. Medium shot is the photo that shot from the waist. Close up shot is the picture that shot from the chest. Extreme close up is the picture that shot close with the objects. Low angle makes the picture bigger. This picture is taken from below. High angle is we take from above. Dutch angle/tilt is the photo that takes not straight. That is the style of photo. The last one is bird’s eye view. This picture is taken from the above. They usually use trone to take this kind of picture.

Videography Basics

There are many ways for taking video. You also need to know some tips for taking the video. Lets me tell you one thing before you go to explore the powerpoint by yourself. Steadiness is key is the movement of you when you taking the video. The using of zooming/ panning. You need to use your feet in the right way so that your video look good. For some objects that are so far away from you, you can use the zooming, but for some objects, that near you, don’t use the zoom. If you use the zooming with the near objects, the picture look really bad and blur. So now you can go to explore the powerpoint by yourself.

Photo by : Bucktown Gallary

Click here to learn about videography basic by yourself

Story telling / Round 2

Pixar Pitch

Many movies, use Pixar Pitch to tell their story. You all have known this, but you just don’t notice. They tell the story by Pixar Pitch structure. Pixar Story Structure is you tell the story one by one and in order. 

Pixar Story Structure

Digital Storytelling

People all around the world now likely use Digital Storytelling because it’s easy. Digital Storytelling is the combination of audio, video, and letter. Somehow they can just post the story in the social media or make the video. 

Digital reading or the storytelling

Some Photography Tips

The Composition Tips of the photo. There are many compositions of the photo. Let’s me list you some of the compositions. I will tell you six compositions of photos. 

Straight Horizon is the photo that takes with the straight lines from two up. 

The girl’s head is one line and the poster behind is one line

Rules of third is the photo take by put the object in one of each line.

The tree is in the third line ( looking from left to right )

Headroom / Leadroom is the photo that gives the top of their head, their front or sometimes their back some space.

There is some space on the dog head

Symmetry is the photo that takes the same two side. 

The reflection of the ball in the water. Taken by our team

Depth is the photo that take by putting an object and takes with background.

The background behind the dog is blur

Leading line is the photo that leads to the way and never ends

The picture shows the road goes never end

 

 

Software Program / Round 1

In our class, teacher wants us to know some software program and know how to use it. We learn Indesign, Lightroom CC 2018 and Photoshop. In indesign we use it for design the books, the magazine, the newspaper and other things. In Lightroom CC 2018 we use it to edit our pictures to look more better. If our pictures is too dark we can edit it to lighter or abit light. In Lightroom CC 2018 is really useful and if you download it and try to use it, it really good and give it a try now! Last but not least is Photoshop. Photoshop is really different from Lightroom CC 2018. We can at some more picture in our picture. For example, I download the png of Angkor Wat. I add some Apsara dance near the temple. I add some more flower near the temple and I can add other thing if I want. If you are Advance you will learn more from Photoshop. For our homework teacher give use to make the poster in the Indesign, edit the photo in Lightroom CC 2018 and add some picture that we edit in the Photoshop. I made about Suicide forest in Japan. I add some information and I make a really cool poster ( for me ). It’s include some information and some pictures about suicide forest. I edit the picture of the hanging tree in Lightroom CC 2018 and add in my poster. I also cut some of my picture in Photoshop and add to my poster. These three app is really cool and If you want to know more, Download it and try it.