I feel: 😊(happy)
I had a great weekend too! (see last Friday where I had a great day) Saturday was super chill for me, and I’m glad I got to relax. On Sunday, we had a busy day! I went to church and Walmart, then in the afternoon we celebrated Emanuelle’s birthday! All the other interns made a group chat to plan a surprise celebration for him. We took him out to bowling and pizza. We went back to the guys’ dorm, and Syema brought up a cake she had made. She even put the candles in an E! Then we all played giant Uno, and I learned how to play Smash!
For our morning deeper dive class, we were taught more of the hardware used in virtual reality (VR). We also got to play with the HTC Vive. It’s really cool how many VR technologies they have here in VRAC. They even have multiple augmented reality (AR) headsets.
In our afternoon deeper dive class, we talked about the CAVE here in VRAC. It’s called the C6, and it’s a room made of screens. There’s 96 graphics cards for the entire CAVE!
We also began brainstorming what we would like to create for the major course activity (MCA). The MCA is a project based on the knowledge we’ve learned from our respective deeper dive classes.
This afternoon, the 3D scanning team met with our graduate student mentors to talk about various topics. We covered classes we will be taking from Xiao Zhang, deepening our understanding of our research, x3p file conversion implementation issues, coding the alignment function in Matlab, American culture/social norms for addressing people, and we even scheduled a time for lunch this upcoming Friday. It’s no wonder our one hour meeting turned into two! Overall, it was a good meeting, and I really like the graduate mentors. They’re really nice and always supportive and willing to help us.
Tidbit(s) of information:
• I really enjoy card games, but I’m not sure anyone will ever want to play Uno again … the one game we played lasted forever. Did you know newer Uno versions have a “swap hands” card?! Say goodbye to your Uno.
• I was introduced to the game Smash, and it’s hard. Emmanuelle’s awesome at it though! I liked the R.O.B guy. He’s a robot that swings his arms around.
• The program coordinators are giving us the Friday after July 4th off! 😊(happy) We get a four day weekend!