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Progress First Module

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Module 3 update

April 21 2018

Module 2 update

January 27 2018

The second module of my bachelor is closing. So far i have passed all the courses, yet 2 courses still require assesment.
This module consisted of the following courses; mathematics, sounds and circuits, programming and physical computing, sketching 
and smart enviroments. So far 4 of these courses have been concluded. Only the programming course receives further assesment,
however, given the points already acquired and the grade for the collaborating course, I have already passed.

The last criteria for  this course was the project development. My team, which consisted of Lyanne, Sasha, Milan, Melvin, 
Thomas and Nathalie decided to tackle a problem commonly found in urban areas; full waste collectors.
To solve this problem we came up with a smart central collecting unit, which measures how full it is and sends this data to the
disposal company and/or any users of the collector.

As for my profesional development course, I took 4 challenges during this module. I took a class in ceramics at the AKI art school,
a course in presentational skills, another in visual thinking and lastly I learned lasercutting with the study association (S.A.Proto).
The ceramics course will end next week and the other 3 challenges have already been concluded.

These are some results of my lasercutting lesson.
lasercutting results

Final project module 1

November 10 2017

We've finnaly finished our final project for this module. An interactive video of a building of the University of Twente, the gallery.
I made this with Jolien Valk, Bjarne Schweertman, Renske Mulder en Matthijs de Bruijn.
I had the video up and running on this site, but due to memory restrictions I had to strip it. However, 
I'm trying to upload it on another website, once this is done, I will put up a link to it.
If you want more information about the video, visit my portfolio!

As for the ways of presentation, we had a day on which the entire study had their videos displayed in a single room.
Our video did not attact the most attention, but we had a couple of viewers. Nontheless we were proud to have learn how to make a video
and to be able to present our first project at this event.

Teamwork on this project went well with 4 of the project members, however, on of us had done very little to nothing. however, the 
other 4 members were able to compensate and we still managed to finish the video in time.
Here you can see the credits as they are displayed at the end of the video.


October 17 2017

The web-technology class required me to review the site of a radom classmate. The site i had to review belonged to Sam Drijfhout.
He made a site without wordpress. First I will look at his main page. First things first, you immediatly know who he is and what he does.
Which is really handy, he also managed to include an article on his site from wich the user was able to go to other sites
while still being on his site. Here you could go to things such as the schedule and the list of sites from all the other students.

As far as his portfolio goes, he had 2 items in it with some discription and information. the overall style and design of the site was a bit
messy but I liked it anyway, it reminded me a bit of my own site really.
The navigation on his site was really easy and he had all his contact information underneath all his pages, no real complaints here.
Sam, if you're reading this. My tip to you would be to add more items to your portfolio and give them a more detailed describtion.
visit Sam's site here
Lets focus on one portfolio item in specific: child of the duvel.
I really like the fact that you both have an image and a video of your project, however, the information about this item on the top
could use just a little bit more detail. Also, why is the text under the picture white while it's black under the video?

Reflection after seeing another site

Now that I've seen the site of another student, I start to see awesome features in every site which would be really cool to add in my own.
Such as Sam's article which allows the user to see other webpages. I also should take note from the font. as you may have noticed, I've only 
used the basic font so far, but I want to add a new font to my site which would be more appealing, this is definatly something i will work
on in the near future. I also saw that his CV was on his site, or at least a page named CV. Maybe I should add something like that as well.
A bit of a background story of myself.
Lastly, I should organise my blog...

Portfolio Update II

October 2 2017

 The second (and third and start of fourth and fifth) portfolio item has been added, another item from my high school art class.
 This time it's a poster of one of my favorite games (planetside 2) in steampunk style.
 Find out more about the item in the portfolio page by clicking this link

Portfolio update

September 22 2017

Although I've had pictures in my portfolio for quite some time now, i never really did anything with them.
That's why I've added links to them, these links will guide the user to a new page with more information about the item.
They can find the names, data of when I made them and some background about them in these pages.
I've also added a fourth item, the LEGO battle robot which the Duvel do-group made during the kick-in.
Besides the information about the items, the backgrounds of these project pages include a wallpaper of something which fits the theme of that project.
I've also nearly finished my first uploaded project, my yang xiao long drawing.

GOGBOT festival

September 12 2017 Captain's log

As the dusk fell over the city, Milan, Sam, Carlynn, Melvin and myself entered the city center in search for assignment content.
The moon shined bright above our heads like a lit-up balloon. That was when we entered the church.
Inside, there was a mechanical dog sitting on his stand, flickering light lit up the room as 3 woman in absurd dresses emerged from the shadows.
With faces serious and partly covered they approached the crowd. 
Just a few feet away from us they stopped and stared, it was at this moment we realized, we need to get up higher if we wanted to see what was going on here.
Quickly, Sam and I climbed on the benches near the walls, it was here that we saw the strange clothing and make-up worn by these ladies.
As quick as they appeared, the ladies fled back to the shadows. We decided to seek our fortune elsewhere.
We walked back towards the entrance of the church and stumbled across a small door leading to the tower.
The stairs were small and crowded, when we finnaly arrived at the top, we were met by the horrible side of pure epeleptic impulses.
We didn't stay long. 

Once we went downstair and outside, we decided to go the the CREATE section of the festival, what a sight to behold that was.
The building wich housed our study was old and seemed abandoned, but it had been filled with the newest results of Creative Technology projects.
VR simulations, interactive games and even interactive infocharts, it was truly amazing.
On the top floor of this three story building we met with our uncle Max. He had just won a prize with his space VR simulation.
Of course, Milan and I insisted on trying it out for ourselfs, it was magnificent.

After we were done with this section as well. We went to paddy's bar to grab ourselfs a drink.
My companions ordered our iconic Beer: Duvel, But i wanted to try a something else; Lachouffe.
I took a sip from my glass and was confronted by a disgusting taste.
I should never have betrayed Duvel...