An early-childhood education and entertainment game, including original videos, music, artwork, animations, interactive activities, and a live host! That’s a lot to pack into one app!
Implemented with Adobe AIR; available for iOS and Android.
Multiple high definition displays showcase the Virtual Aquarium world, where users can interact with the live-streaming presenter, create a custom avatar fish and swim it around in the aquarium world, watch videos, and play games / activities. Users interact via provided built-in tablets or by using their own mobile device. The live presenter can also see and hear users at different locations, allowing real-time conversations and interaction!
Here’s a little woodworking project I did recently. It’s called an icosahedron.
It’s made from 60 identical pieces of wood, each with a 21 deg bevel with two 60 deg miters. The dimensions of each piece (length, thickness, height) don’t really matter as long as each piece is exactly the same.
This was a great project that was fun and useful too. There’s nothing like drinking your own freshly squeezed apple cider made from apples that grew on a tree in your backyard!
We originally got the cider press from a friend at church, who had used it for over 30 years. It was pretty weathered when we picked it up.
Over a couple months, as time allowed, I (with help from my 5-yr old son and my dad) rebuilt the frame, refinished the metal parts, made a new cutter drum, and installed a newer motor. The best part was an excuse to spend time together.
Here are the results: