Much work was put into this magazine because we traveled to so many places are seen so many things. Also I have no idea what to write here because the only place that we actually went to was Pingyao and the others were in the cultural park in Beijing, China

Project Polymer #4

Finally! The project is finally done. Looking back at it, for me it looked like a huge hassle. With the setbacks and with the missing video, the polymer was also a problem due to it not being able to stay together. However, because it was really sticky, we changed our design goal from a heat insulator to a glove that can grip to things really easily and that is also waterproof. The only thing from there on was to recreate the product, the reason being that the original had dried up or was washed away after a long time. The polymer had to be recreated three or four times and each time the exact amount of materials wasn’t taken note on even thou I suggested that we do so. I’m not even sure if the polymer can be recreated, since there isn’t an original picture of the video taking.

Not sinking at midway

The character is affected by the choices that he makes in the story. The very first one that he make was to join the Navy, his brother also wanted to join, but his father wouldn’t let him due to the risks of being in the navy. The more important one was when he befriend Bradford, an african american which he plays base ball with. However, considering that segregation was still rampant in america and civil rights for african americans were not recognized yet, it would be difficult for people of different races to get together.

polymer project #3

We changed our design goal from the original heat insulator, to a glove that gripping glove that also amplifying clapping sounds. We have also decided that our product name (at least for now so it may change in the ad) is called dual grip.

There is a slight problem, the gloves that had the polymer on it smelled horrible and no longer working. We were suppose to advertise and smelly and almost none of the stickiness remained from being put into a packet and being left over night. It might be still sticky but it bunched up and now it is pretty much useless. We also planned out our video and tried shooting today. We had tossed a lot of ideas to see if they would work, but then we decided that we were going to use what the previous group had kind of done and record on the climbing wall. The glove had no more stickiness to it and we couldn’t got it on Emile’s hand.

Making sure the glue doesn’t settle up the bottom of the cup

These gloves eventually smell bad from the possibly rotting glue (but I have no idea about that)

Even more mixing

Mixing the glue with the cornstarch

The failed prototypes

Polymer Project 2

The prototype that I was going to make was guar gum mixed in with ‘boogers’. The only problem is that even when I didn’t add the guar gum, the polymer got stuck on the plate and it refused to peel off. Also you couldn’t mold it into a ring or a ball, which was how we were going to test its moldability. We were going to put a thermometer into the polymer to see if there is any change in temperature, although pretty much all of our polymers fail.

With the exception of one odd polymer, which was Emile’s one. It stuck to his hand and is very hard to get off, even with water so you would have to peel it off yourself. Looked like concrete and he said that it is a great heat insulator, but I think that its his hands doing the insulating. Also we tried recreating the polymer only to kind of have it fail, but we have something that resembles it. There is no remaining pictures from this point due to us forgetting to take the picture, but it was promising for us.

Sitting on a Wildcat

Hank McCallum had just enlisted into the navy on the Yorktown. In the beginning of the story, he passes though the Panama Canal on the carrier. He describes the canal as: “like a gigantic straw, sucking us from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific” (Lynch 35). Its like the ocean current is pushing them from one ocean to the other. The carrier acts as his new home when he is in combat and peacekeeping: “it occurred to me that the Yorktown was already the biggest town I had ever lived in. The population of the ship smother that of Accokeek” (36). Its like a all metal home that enemy wants to destroy.

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Polymer Project #1

The problem that we will have to solve is that we need to make a polymer that is a great insulator of heat so the temperature of the bottle would not change. An insulator doesn’t allow heat to escape like a jacket. The target market audience that we are trying to sell our product to are ordinary people who want to keep their drink cold or warm when the temperature is different from the temperature inside the bottle.

The goal that we have is to make a moldable substance that will not lose its form after being modeled. The characteristics that we want our polymer to have are: moldable, elastic/rubbery, and insulate objects. Its going to need to keep its shape after being modeled, not leave any residue on the surface of the object, and keep most of the heat inside.

Something like this

Pictures used:

The journals of Ames Françoise

My character is a middle-class lawyer whose hope of being an official lawyer were dashed because of the cost of being one and the social standing that he is.


Continuity and Change

During and after the French revolution some things changed, but it mostly stayed the same. The food prices were still high and France was still broke because the wars that France had with other countries needed food, money, and men to fend them off. There was still inequality in the country and its conquered areas, the slaves in the French colonies. The only thing that had really changed was the leadership of the country. It moved from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy…to an emperor and dictator. The family that ruled France before were the bourbons, afterwards, its power went to the hands of the Bonaparte. So it moved from an authoritarian regime to an authoritarian regime. The privileges of the nobles and clergy were limited now. They now had almost the same privileges as everyone else, like the church could collect tithes before the revolution, afterwards they couldn’t. The nobles had to now pay taxes, unlike last time.


Bibliography (pictures)

“Napoleon Biography.” A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

Jonah Walters, Jonah. “A Guide to the French Revolution.” Jacobin A Guide to the French Revolution Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.