Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Made Me Shiver (The February Project 1)

We woke today with thoughts of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday wafting through our heads. Escaped princesses, not deflated footballs, were the topic of discussion. And who was the newsman she beguiled out of filing a $5,000 story? (Hint: he also played Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird.)

Sunday, and plans to watch the Kitten Bowl and Roman Holiday, were so overwhelming that I almost missed the date. A new month, with a new project to commit.

Indigo will have to wait. February is the time to put together two presentations. One is for an epic bicycle tour, "Over Two Ridges". This trip took place in 2012, 15 days from Santa Rosa, CA to east of Denver, CO, over the Sierras and the Rockies by (mostly) bicycle.

The other is the final 3D Printing and Design for STEM Students, aimed at middle-school students participating in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. 

The tour presentation will involve editing and compiling several GoPro videos with single-shot photos of maps, signs and eclipse camera obscura shots into a Google Slides presentation to be shown at a local bike club meeting. Eventually, I expect it will be posted in the cyclist's You Tube channel.

The 3D Printing show, on the other hand, will probably be more off-the-cuff. After all, the goal for that presentation is to get the students involved in thinking about 3D design. I'll be sharing goalposts for each presentation as we reach them this month! 

I hope we reach them this month...