Monday, our 3D prints failed again because of a power outage over the weekend. We recalculated our estimates of how much lift the balloons will generate and found that it might be appropriate to attach multiple balloons together.

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Monday, we continued to experiment with the vertical propeller and found that the center was unsupported causing the motor to spin around an unstable axis and erode the frame further. We reprinted the propeller case with a wider, thicker base which should fix this issue. We also inflated our first balloon with air to experiment with how the Velcro straps could connect to a plastic piece.

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Monday, we continued working on independent CAD modeling, where I continued modeling a multi-story building. It took me awhile to figure out the shell command, but I eventually got it. We quickly moved on to circuitry, where I learned about resistors and Ohm’s law.

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Before my first day at Cooper Union, I was nervous that I would be disappointed. Enjoying the freedom of my summer vacation, I worried that Cooper Union Summer STEM would struggle — like school — to create an engaging, challenging, and independent engineering program. This has not been the case:

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Here’s whats new in version 8.0:

  • Brought back bookmarks for saved tabs as an optional setting
  • Replaced in-site notifications with a non-intrusive status bar
  • Desktop reminders are more accurate and customizable
  • Clicking on a tab or window in TabSpace now selects it
  • Fixed drag and drop bugs from clicking in the margins
  • The settings page no longer opens when the extension updates
  • Decreased memory consumption by more than 60%
  • Increased storage size for saved tabs by more than 15 times
  • Updated logo

For my Science Research class, I started working on the Predictability Test, which aims to measure human creativity through the lens of unpredictability.

In this project, participants will be asked to pick from a list of random numbers, words, or other media, and an AI will be trained to predict their choice based on past responses. The accuracy of the AI should indicate the level of predictability vs originality in human responses, and this originality is a key ingredient to creativity.

You can find out more and participate in the experiment here:

Here’s whats new in version 7.2:

  • Fixed issue where moving or copying tabs from separate locations would cause the tabs to be moved to separate destinations
  • Drag and drop will now move all selected tabs, in addition to the tab being dragged
  • The new window button is now a drag and drop destination
  • Save and Open have updated styling to be more visible
  • Settings are now displayed in 1 column