Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Model Rockets

Hi Everyone!

Sorry, long time no post. Schedules have been busy so there have been a few events that have changed up the Tech Club schedule a bit.

Last Tuesday we drew some models of bottle rockets we will build from pop bottles and card board once the weather starts getting warmer. Here are some of the models we created last week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tech Club Member Charles Interviewed For WCRX Public Service Announcement

Whoa - how cool is this?

Chicago Columbia University's WCRX radio interviewed Tech Club member Charles Hill, who talked a bit about the Cabrini Connections program. Take a listen!

Here's the 60 second version:

And here's the shorter 30 second version:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

History of Video Games

Hi Everyone!

Last week on Tuesday we did some research on the history of video games. A couple of weeks before that we started to create our own video games. Here is an example done by one of the students:

Here is a brief bit of what we learned about some of the very first video games ever:

Computer space
A game created just for fun
1971 Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney

Tennis for Two

Missile Simulator
Locate a missile target
1947 Ray Mann.

This week we will keep looking at the history of video games and start researching how to design our own model rockets from pop/soda bottles.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hey Tech Fans. We need your support

This year's Cabrini Madness tourney has 13 teams of students and volunteers raising money for Cabrini Connections. The team that raises the most by the end of the NCAA Basketball Tournament wins.

Right now Team Five Dragons, which features Tech Club members and Mapping for Justice supporters, is in last place! You can change that with a donation (here) and by asking friends, family, co-workers and tech supporters to give and to blog about the tourney.

Money raised helps keep Cabrini Connections and tech club available to our teens.