This year I was very busy during the fair. However not busy with work, but busy with buying Vuvuzellas!. I somehow got three vuvuzellas at the fair this year. While most of the people play one long and somewhat annoying note on the vuvu, I learned how to create different frequencies and notes, by changing the length of the vuvu. As you shorten the vuvu the pitch goes up, and as you extend the...
Tiny wings is a very addicting game. The object is to assist ur tiny bird, with “tiny wings”, in soaring over hill and dale. The to obtain a high score you must fly from island to island, wit each island increasing in difficulty. The first island has low amplitude waves, with even wavelengths making it easy to judge the timing for descent. If you timing is perfect and ur bird...
I have always wondered how my home in mililani gets it electricity. There are no tall electric poles, and no loud buzzing sounds. But after physics and a long walk with my dog kea I found the answer. A transformer!!! Hidding in the bushes. This transformer takes te high voltage and decrease it into bite size portions that can be used in homes
That's Amazing Current!!!
The fluorescent lights have a gas discharge that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. They can produce electrical power into visible light more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. There is amazing physics at work every time you turn on a light.
The other week it was my dad’s birthday, and we wanted to hang birthday balloons in the house for decoration, but we had no tape!! So we had to run to the store and buy some tape, just to hang the balloons. But now that I have learned good physics and understand the concept of static electricity and charge, I will never have to run to the store for tape again. All i have to do is rub the...
Whenever I am doing home repairs, or building something in 3D physics is all around me. Every screw I tighten, or nail or pound can be explained through physics. Whenever you pound a nail you can feel the different amounts of force created by holding the handle far away or close to the head of the hammer. This power couldnt be explained before, until now. This force is torque. Torque is found...
Mililani freeway on ramp. I never understood how speed limits were chosen until Physics showed me the light. This freeway on ramp near my house has a circular path, and a speed limit of 25 miles per hour. If you look closely you will also see that the road is banked at an angle that prevents cars from sliding and losing control. Engineers can determine the appropriate speed limit by using...
Air Hockey!! The energy from the puck was completely transferred into the stack of pucks launching the bottom puck forward.
This was my attempt at a rainbow.
Sunday Morning Practice
With basketball season right around the corner it is important to practice. I shoot around for hours trying to perfect my free throws. However now that I have physics, all I need to do is apply the right speed, velocity, and trajectory, and the ball will fall right through the hoop every time. Once the ball leaves my hand it becomes a projectile flying the the air. SWISH The ball travels with...
Cruising in the Tacoma
Everyday I wake up at 5:20, shower, and begin my drive to school. The 22.7 mile drive is always relaxing. If I drive at a constant speed of 60 mph, I will arrive at school in approximately 45 minutes. However with traffic the drive usually takes over an hour. In one day if I drive to school and back home, my total distance is 45.7 miles. But my total displacement is zero miles. Displacement is...