Is this real life? Or is this just fantasy

Mr. Bain swung round last night around 7:45, bringing yet another cool piece of technology with him. The Samsung Gear VR. With a cost of just $200 NZD i was greatly surprised of the quality. The Gear VR has been out for a couple of months now, however, I had never seen it nor heard of it. I am familiar with the original Oculus and the new HTC Vive. The Gear VR is powered by Oculus.

My Reaction?
I was so amazed. I was in my living room with my family a moment before, but now it feels as if I’m in a fancy house. A wall with statues and collectables, a snack bar, indoor water features, it was astounding. I had never experienced virtual reality, and to be completely honest, I never thought I’d get the chance. With the headset on for just a few seconds, giving me time to scope out my surroundings, it had caught me. I didn’t want to leave, it was beautiful.

Later last night, we started downloading games to play, and apps to try. Watching Netflix in bed, with a 60 inch TV, right in front of your face, man did it feel good. Running from creepy clowns, commanding a robot, watching an alien invasion, it was amazing.

The only downside was addiction.
It made life look bland, my dad didn’t want to take it off, I didn’t want to take it off, nor did my sister and brother. My mum was creeped out by the giant monkeys, she was fine.
Yes, it has it’s downsides, and of course positives included. Socializing, traveling, watching movies and shows, playing games, those seem obvious, but what about for medical use? You could run a program that tested reflexes, thinking, it could help you tower over your fears, teach you new skills. Let’s just see where it goes from here


The Drone

My teacher gave me an amazing opportunity to fly his drone, get used to the controls, and learn to film with it. I have done all these things and have a video on my youtube channel of some of the flights. It was quickly edited, I apologize.

How ever, recently it’s been having motor problems with one of the rotors. It then ended up dying soon after. We are trying to find a solution to this opportunity. This project will continue on as soon as it can. This is really fun.

I took the drone to pieces and learnt which thingy did what and how it was put together.

What is Edison and what is my Task

Edison is a small and affordable robot, that you can program with ease. It uses drag and drop, just like scratch. A cool feature of the EdisonĀ  is it’s compatibility with lego. With it’s compatibility with lego and it’s price, it is a very good alternative in place of a lego mindstorm.

My task is simple, be a guinea pig, test it, find out the things that can go wrong with them, and quickly run through my teachers lesson plan for this upcoming year.