Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Week of November 9 - 13, 2015

Informatics Part II due at beginning of class.  Here again are the links to the presentations:

Continue with discussion of Robotics and AI: 

Review any questions before the midterm.
Complete videos, discussion of Robotics/AI
Hand out "Soldering is Easy" - read for Thursday

(Group 2 current events:
P1: Zachary K, Michael, Emily, Juliet, Varoon, Noel, Eesha, Elena, Alex
P2: Jess, Reese, Karly, Ian, Katharine, Mayuri, Deven, Arianna, Stacy)

Midterm exam

Hand out computer hardware vocabulary worksheet - due Tuesday

Hand out Cartoon Guide to Computers - read p 47 - 65 for Tuesday.
Introduce Soldering: How To Solder video, in-class worksheet
Discuss basic electronics - circuits, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, transistors
Hardware basics - input, output, storage, processing worksheet in class
Begin discussing history of computers - Jacquard, Babbage
Video: Babbage's Difference Engine

Soldering lab - build a blinky thing (technically it's called a multivibrator circuit. . . )