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Friday, April 17, 2015

Moisture Farmer: Star Wars? Or a real thing? - Made w/Code

Today is ‪#‎fastforwardfriday‬! And in coorelation with the new Star Wars trailer out I thought would look at some of the fantasy technology they had. The link below focuses on the mechanism that captures the moisture in the air.
http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/star-wars-moisture-farming-tech-wont-save-california-150416.htm
It does sound a little interesting to be a Moisture Farmer, but it would be fun to have any job that involves technology whether that be a fashion designer, a doctor, a choreographer and a movie animator. Think these jobs sound like fun? Check out the videos on the ‪#‎madewithcode‬ website.
Hope y'all have a happy Friday!

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#tbt - 20th century interactive timeline - Made w/Code

Have you ever wondered what kinds of items people had in their homes in the early 20th century? Or how each one advanced into the technology we have today? I thought that this morning and was doing a bit of searching and I found this link from PBS website:

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ate10.sci.engin.design.techovertime/technology-over-time/

Its a great interactive timeline, you can see things change over the years and its great! I have to say, out of all of them the funniest one to cross over was the Tubberware. I'd always had tubberware in the house but never thought "Oh, when was this invented?" just because it was something so simple I thought it was always around, but no! It was made in 1955.
The "evelution" of radio was interesting as well.

If you check it out and are interested in more technology advancements check out some of the videos on the Made w/Code website! Last time I checked there wasn't any advancement of Tubberware but they're still pretty amazing to watch!

https://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Hope you have a happy Thursday!

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PS3 is more powerful than a 16 year old Supercomputer! - #tbt - Made w/Code

Its ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ and I want to take a look and talk about our modern technology we call the cell phone. I remember when my parents got a matching set of phones that had a walkie talkie setting, I also remember when the flip phone was cool. Now we have phones that have absolutely everything. You can have hundreds of apps, have the phone tell you jokes, you can listen to music on it, take photos with it, send emails... you can do anything and everything!


A couple facts I found about the modern phone is that the have more power than NASA did in 1969 when they landed men on the moon. Crazy right? All their computers and pieces of technology don't even compare to a phone that most middle schoolers have today.

And the chip in the singing birthday card you got this year, yeah that tiny chip that sings is stronger than the technology of all the Allied forces in 1974. Wow.

Do you like gaming? The PS3 now is known as an out of date gaming system and you can purchase it for $300 or less. Pretty cheap as far as gaming systems go right? But not as up to date and technologically advanced as the PS4. However the PS3 has more technological power than the US Military Supercomputer did in 1997 (thats only 16 years ago) and costs WAAAAAAAAAAYYY less. The Supercomputer cost a couple MILLION dollars!

Want to see other things that people are doing to advance in technology? Go check out the ‪#‎madewithcode‬ website!
http://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773
Do you have any crazy facts about technology? Please share I'm would love to read it :)
Hope y'all have a happy Thursday!
Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Friday, April 3, 2015

#FF - Made w/Code

Whereas in the past I had used Fastforward Friday, today I thought I'd try and tackle a more popular trend Flashback Friday. Looking for, yet again, another piece (or pieces) of technology from the past that have challenged the youth of today. Thought that you'd like this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pCp8g-VjOs

I actually had that version of the Nintendo Gameboy, some of the first games I had was The Adventures of Mario, Pokemon Blue and Kirby. I remember playing these games and really enjoying them. Some of the kids reactions were really funny.

If someone had given you a Gameboy like that, would you have known what it was and how to use it?
Did you once have a game like the one in the video?
What about other games?

Don't forget, go check out the Made w/Code website and remember to share it with your friends and family!

https://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773

Have a happy Friday!

Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

#tbt with computers from the past! - Made w/Code

Its #ThrowbackThursday!
The past couple of times I had posted photos, I thought this time I would find a video that shows how this generation acted towards technology from a couple decades ago, enjoy - 
I found this very funny xD and hope that you enjoyed it too. I actually have never used an "old" apple computer, but I have used and know what a floppy disc is. I actually may or may not still have a couple with some stories I've typed on them.
In the video, they played a game. Why don't you try playing one too! At the ‪#‎madewithcode‬ website smile emoticon 
Hope y'all have a happy Thursday!
Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#wcw - Made w/Code

Its Wednesday meaning on Social Media you'll probably see many posts of women and girls who have influenced a life. I would like to take the time and appreciate women who have influenced and have contributed to science! Check out this website:
Its both funny, interesting and inspiring. If you liked it (or even if you didn't) you should go check out the Made w/Code website and read about other women and young women who are making their mark on science and history!
http://www.clixtrac.com/goto/?191773
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and a positive April 1st :)
Yours in Coding,
Sarah Y.