Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

3 Ugly Dogs

Ok, they are not ugly but pretty dang cute. :-) These 3 boys are the largest of the 4 boys we have and are 4 1/2 weeks old. The one on the right is so laid back he fell to sleep while the other two were trying to get out of the basket. (Rascals!)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Finals are done and Spring Break is here!

This does not say "Spring" to you? :-) The bridge around this HO scale train is a final team project for one of my classes. We engineer and fabricate bridges then stress test them. For fun we run a train through them too.

Students design bridges in advanced 3D software then do analysis on their designs to see how close they can predict real world results. Bridges are made of ABS plastic from the 3D printer we have in class, then assembled. We add weight to the bridges until the bridge bends .050 of an inch. (We DO NOT break them!) This bridge held 28 pounds which is a lot considering the frailty of the bridge! The best bridge held 31 pounds.

Oh, everyone go to Kelly's page and wish him a happy birthday today!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A sad day....

And the lowered head of this flower caught the emotion. Sad day? Yes, it was a day of cutbacks at the college. We have lost 8 teachers and 5 programs due to budget cuts: Collision repair, Digital Imaging, Theater, RHVAC and Photography. People I know. Some programs may come back when budgets allow, but photography will not.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Carts!

One of the go carts fabricated by the welding class at LBCC where I teach in time trials. They scavenged working scooter motors and attached them to cart frames of their own design. A wheel fell off, one tipped over, some screws came loose and they all had fun.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Devotion to a cause

The wrong one though. At least that is what is portrayed in the play Cabaret! If you don't know, the play is in the pre-WWII times Hitler was on the way in and sex was recreational. I knew this would be a powerful image but I didn't know how much until I saw it on the monitor. Makes me wonder if the public *really* knew who and what they were aligning to. Scary image.

(Yes, IQ is off but it does not take away from the message.)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Life is a Stage

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ten Days Old