Once there was a little boy and his name was Conrad. Conrad is a baby.

Read more about Conrad in the next story. See ya next time.

 

Chanler decided that he wanted to learn how to solder, so we got him a kit from the Maker Shed to learn on.

I think he did a very good job on the soldering, it looks neat and very well done, especially considering it was his first go at it – not too much solder, not too little.

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He seems pretty pleased with the result!

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And here it is in action – Chanler’s Ultimate Useless Machine:

(Video to come shortly)

Chanler was taking photos one after another, and I started to wonder if I could channel that somehow, since I find it a little annoying (cause it seems pointless and all – such an adult I am). Since he had seen a stop motion video recently, and seen a movie where they did special effects by clipping out sections of the movie reel, I started talking to him about stop motion movies, and he was pretty interested.

We talked about some things that he would want to make a video of, and after we worked through the problems of the things needing to be able to stay still while you take pictures (i.e. no flying without strings, cannot take pictures of things that happen too quickly), he decided on the below two ideas.

(To be fair, he was inspired by a video that we watched on how to make a Lego man move, but he totally did the execution, all I did was keep the base steady so it did not move (much) as he took the minifig off the base.