Downloaded Open Source (Public Domain) MPEG video files for integration with a video slide show presentation class. The idea is to learn how to make really good "Powerpoint" type presentations, and then teach students, faculty, and anyone else who'd like to learn, how to do the same. One of the teachers (who is also helping us with the Lego Mindstorms) asked us to show him how to put video files into a presentation. We got a few videos from the Internet Archive (a free, public domain, on-line storage facility).
While Seth took care of the video end of things, Chad learned a bit about the Aggie Tech Club by reading through our blogs, and he decided he'd like to learn about robotics (using the Lego Mindstorms Stuff). We took apart our robot and discovered that one of the sensors (or maybe one of the cables) was malfunctioning. We built a new version of the robot, and I showed Chad how to program it. We investigated the LOGO programming language to help us understand the basics of robotics, and then I challenged Chad to program the robot to navigate around different objects and in different patterns (not unlike LOGO's turtle).
Ms. Swartz brought in an iPod Mini and her laptop so we could show her how to put songs from her computer and her cd's onto the iPod. This was much more of a challenge than we had anticipated. Her Microsoft-infected machine had an outdated Windows Operating System that needed Service Pack 2 in order for the iPod software to work properly. Argh! It took the entire 2 hours just to download a portion of the software needed to get her machine up to speed.
At 4:45, Chad and Seth blogged about what we did and they were on the Late Bus shortly thereafter. -- Mr. P.