Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday April 30 , 2020 - Python Lab help... We will be working the labs

1) Mechatronics AM Class (Lecture, Lab, Questions)

this call is over - but here is the Python List Lab examples Video of the call

2) Mechatronics Office Hour


Special Instructions or Announcements:
Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
  • Today
    • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.
  • Check out what up-coming Events

3) Entry Ticket - FlipGrid

  • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
  • Link: Week 7 - What New?  FlipGrid Link
  • Instructions & Expectations: Say Hi to your classmates... 
    • What's New?  
    • How are you doing?
    • What has surprised you?
    • What did you learn last week?
    • What's your plan this week?
  • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics FlipGrid page and record up to 5 min video 

3) Python Lists LAB 

Python List LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4
    Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

    4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

    OK, we will spend the the 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00 of Wednesday's Focus Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.   Basically find the place you are in the flow in the 8 bit Computer Build Page from Focus on Foundations page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.


        Helpful Links

        Wednesday, April 29, 2020

        Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - Python Lab help... We will be working the labs

        1) Mechatronics PM Class (Lecture, Lab, Questions)

        • Wednesday, April 291:00 – 2:00pm (AM Students Welcome)
        • Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/uyk-ttrr-xmf

        2) Mechatronics PM Class (8 Bit Computer)

        • Wednesday, April 292:00 – 3:00pm (AM Students Welcome)
        • Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/nqk-bjci-wew

        Special Instructions or Announcements:
        Mechatronics Engineering Google Site

        3) Entry Ticket - FlipGrid

        • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
        • Link: Week 7 - What New?  FlipGrid Link
        • Instructions & Expectations: Say Hi to your classmates... 
          • What's New?  
          • How are you doing?
          • What has surprised you?
          • What did you learn last week?
          • What's your plan this week?
        • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics FlipGrid page and record up to 5 min video 

        3) Python Lists LAB 

        Python List LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4
        Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

        4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

        OK, we will spend the the 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00 of Wednesday's Focus Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.   Basically find the place you are in the flow in the 8 bit Computer Build Page from Focus on Foundations page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.


        Helpful Links

        Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer

        Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 


        Wednesday, April 298:30 – 9:30am 
        Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/uji-ataa-qyg

        Wednesday, April 292:00 – 3:00pm 
        Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/nqk-bjci-wew

        4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

        OK, we will spend the the 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00 of Wednesday's Focus Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.   Basically find the place you are in the flow in the 8 bit Computer Build Page from Focus on Foundations page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.

        Tuesday, April 28, 2020

        Stuff Going On This Week or Soon... Sign Up and check out these learning opportunities

        Events, Webcasts, & other Stuff you might want to sign up for

        This is a list of Events, Webcasts, Meetups, and other learning stuff that will be happening soon.  I'll list what is happening "Today", "This Week", "Next Week", and "Soon".  I'll try to keep it updated, and will change the post date, so it stays current...

        Most of these events are free, so it's a great opportunity to learn something new or meet new people.  Just sign up with your personal email and information...

        Today:



        This Week:


        • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.


        Next Week:


        • Webinar - How Cryptography Revolutionizes Secure IoT Design and Zero-Trust Manufacturing. Tight budgets and product development lifecycles make it nearly impossible to consider all the necessary factors for embedding strong security throughout a device’s lifecycle. But when customer privacy and safety are at stake, it has to happen.  Join this live webinar and learn why cryptography has emerged as a flexible and highly scalable solution to enable critical authentication, encryption and signing capabilities for lightweight IoT devices.
          • Register: Register for live Event
          • When: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
          • Where: Virtual event
          • Time: 11:00 PST (2:00 PM ET)
          • Cost to Attend: Free


        Soon:


        June

        • Conference: LiveWorX2020 - Hear from the most influential thought leaders in SaaS, AR, IIoT and Emerging Tech who are re-defining the digital tools enabling business transformation. Join us June 9th to build new technical skills that will help you now and in the future.
          • Register: LiveWorK2020
          • When: June 9
          • Where: Virtual event
          • Time: All Day Event - Joint events you want
          • Cost to Attend: Free

        • Automation and Robotics - Free virtual conference... I'm totally going.  Sign up now to reserve a spot... But it's in the UK... so it starts at 2:00 AM PST


        Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Python Lab from last week, Python List Introduction, Plan for the Week

        1) Mechatronics AM Class (Lecture, Lab, Questions)

        • Mechatronics AM Class (PM Students Welcome)
        • Monday, April 288:30 am - 9:30 am
          meet.google.com/wqm-xhhr-tim


        Special Instructions or Announcements:
        Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
        • This Week
          • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.
            Register Open Source Community Day Registration
            When: April 30, 2020
            Where: Virtual event
            Time: 8:00am–6:00pm PDT
            Cost to Attend: Free

        2) Entry Ticket - FlipGrid

        • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
        • Link: Week 7 - What New?  FlipGrid Link
        • Instructions & Expectations: Say Hi to your classmates... 
          • What's New?  
          • How are you doing?
          • What has surprised you?
          • What did you learn last week?
          • What's your plan this week?
        • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics FlipGrid page and record up to 5 min video 

        3) Python Lists LAB 

        Python List LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4
        • Python Lists Lab Assignment Video Lecture (Mr Burnham)
        • Reading Files - LAB Slides
        • Read the Chapter on Python List 
        • Watch these 2 Videos from Dr Chuck Severance
        Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

        4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

        OK, we will spend the the 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00 of Wednesday's Focus Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.   Basically find the place you are in the flow in the 8 bit Computer Build Page from Focus on Foundations page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.


        Helpful Links

        Monday, April 27, 2020

        Monday, April 27, 2020 - Python Lab from last week, Python List Introduction, Plan for the Week

        1) Entry Ticket - FlipGrid
        • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
        • Link: Week 7 - What New?  FlipGrid Link
        • Instructions & Expectations: Say Hi to your classmates... 
          • What's New?  
          • How are you doing?
          • What has surprised you?
          • What did you learn last week?
          • What's your plan this week?
        • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics FlipGrid page and record up to 5 min video 

        Special Instructions or Announcements:
        Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
        • This Week
          • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.
            Register Open Source Community Day Registration
            When: April 30, 2020
            Where: Virtual event
            Time: 8:00am–6:00pm PDT
            Cost to Attend: Free


        2) Mechatronics PM Class (Lecture, Lab, Questions)

        • Mechatronics PM Class (AM Students Welcome)
        • Monday, April 271:00 – 2:00pm  Join with Google Meet -
          meet.google.com/zqt-irtb-ghy

        3) Python Lists LAB 

        Python List LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4
        • Python Lists Lab Assignment Video Lecture (Mr Burnham)
        • Reading Files - LAB Slides
        • Read the Chapter on Python List 
        • Watch these 2 Videos from Dr Chuck Severance
        Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

        4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

        OK, we will spend the the 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00 of Wednesday's Focus Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.   Basically find the place you are in the flow in the 8 bit Computer Build Page from Focus on Foundations page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.


        Helpful Links

        Plan and Schedule for the rest of the year

        Students (and Parents and Guardians)

        This will be the structure for my Mechatronics class going forward for the rest of the year. Each student from AM or PM will have 2 classes a week that I expect them to attend.  AM is Tues and Thur.  PM is Mon and Wed, Students are expected to attend 2 classes.  If their scheduled works,  AM students can attend a PM class and PM students can attend an AM class... but they are all expected to attend at least 2 classes each week.    I'm also setting up on Wed a specific session for the 8 but computer build. 

        I will be taking an Official Attendance Roll that is reported back to home schools. We are being asked to document the number of students present and participating in class.  You will be marked "Present" if you are present during: Virtual meetings or watching Class Videos, or attending the office hours, checking and doing assignments in Google classroom.  If you do these things, you will be marked "present".  If, on the other hand, a student that does not meet any of the rationale criteria above for the previous week, they will be marked "absent".  

        For the AM students this will happen every Tuesday.  For the PM students this will happen Thursdays.

        Here is my Weekly schedule plan:   Please check the blog every day... that is where all information, class meeting links, assignments will be listed... as it has been for the whole year... so no surprise... 

        Monday - PM class  (AM students welcome)
        • 1:00 - 2:00 - This is the Mechatronics Class for Monday - Specifically for PM, and PM students are expected to attend, but both AM and PM students are welcome. I will lecture on the Python labs and 8 Bit Computer and other stuff. It will also be open for specific Questions Students have
        • 2:00 - 2:30 - Specific Office 1/2 Hour. Students can request time 1-1 to talk about specific questions. This can be through video call, email, chat, txt.
        • I'm also available most other times, so if you have any questions please reach out through Remind Text, Email (jburnham@metroed.net) , or Mechatronics Slack any time, and I'll try to respond.  
          Tuesday - AM class (PM students welcome)
        • 8:00 - 9:00 - This is the Mechatronics Class for Tuesday - Specifically for AM, and AM students are expected to attend, but both AM and PM students are welcome. I will lecture on the Python labs and 8 Bit Computer and other stuff. It will also be open for specific Questions Students have 
        • 9:00 - 9:30 - Specific Office 1/2 Hour. Students can request time 1-1 to talk about specific questions. This can be through video call, email, chat, txt.
        • I'm also available most other times, so if you have any questions please reach out through Remind Text, Email (jburnham@metroed.net) , or Mechatronics Slack any time, and I'll try to respond.    
          
        Wednesday - PM class  (AM students welcome)
        • 12:30 - 1:00 - Specific Office 1/2 Hour. Students can request time 1-1 to talk about specific questions. This can be through video call, email, chat, txt.
        • 1:00 - 2:00 - This is the Mechatronics Class for Monday - Specifically for PM, and PM students are expected to attend, but both AM and PM students are welcome. I will lecture on the Python labs and 8 Bit Computer and other stuff. It will also be open for specific Questions Students have
        • I'm also available most other times, so if you have any questions please reach out through Remind Text, Email (jburnham@metroed.net) , or Mechatronics Slack any time, and I'll try to respond.    
          Thursday - AM class (PM students welcome)
        • 8:00 - 9:00 - This is the Mechatronics Class for Thursday - Specifically for AM, and AM students are expected to attend, but both AM and PM students are welcome. I will lecture on the Python labs and 8 Bit Computer and other stuff. It will also be open for specific Questions Students have
        • 9:00 - 9:30 - Specific Office 1/2 Hour. Students can request time 1-1 to talk about specific questions. This can be through video call, email, chat, txt.
        • I'm also available most other times, so if you have any questions please reach out through Remind Text, Email (jburnham@metroed.net) , or Mechatronics Slack any time, and I'll try to respond.  
        Special Wednesday class for 8 bit Computer
        Wednesday - AM / PM 8 Bit Computer class  (All students welcome)
        • 8:30 - 9:30 - (AM Session)
        • 2:00 - 3:00 - (PM Session)
        • This is the Mechatronics 8 bit computer Class for Wednesday - There is an AM and PM section, but students can attend either one or even both if they want, but Students are expected to attend at least 1 session.  This Mechatronics session is where we will specifically focus on the 8 Bit computer.  I will be showing you where I am, and we will be debugging your builds.
        Please reach out if you have any questions.  I'm here to help

        -- Mr Burnham

        Friday, April 24, 2020

        Friday, April 24, 2020 - Python Office Hour at 2:00

        Office Hours - Python Lecture and 8 Bit Computer Update
        • 2:00 -2:30
        • Python Office Hour (30 min)
          Friday, April 242:00 – 2:30pm
          meet.google.com/dpx-xztv-gpj

        1) Python Strings LAB 

        Python Files LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4

        Watch these 2 Videos from Dr Chuck Severance
        Read the chapter on Files
        Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

        • Python - Files Lab #5-#8 - See the Files Lab presentation for labs #5 - #8 where you search for, count and print specific strings. Use the file Zim.txt from my Github
          • Count the string "Zim"
          • Find your name, and print the line it's on
          • Count how many emails there are in the file
          • Print just the emails

        2) FlipGrid - Only 6 of you have done this... check out who and do yours....

        Thursday, April 23, 2020

        Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Python Files Lab #5 - #8

        Office Hours - Python Lecture and 8 Bit Computer Update
        • 8:30 -9:30 - Thanks to those who joined, if you did not, please check in at 2:00 
        • 2:00 -2:45 Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/wqb-zkek-uxy

        1) Take attendance on Google Classroom

        2) FlipGrid - Only 6 of you have done this... check out who and do yours....


        Special Instructions or Announcements:
        Mechatronics Engineering Google Site

        Next Week
        • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.
          Register Open Source Community Day Registration
          When: April 30, 2020
          Where: Virtual event
          Time: 8:00am–6:00pm PDT
          Cost to Attend: Free


        3) Python Strings LAB 

        Python Files LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4

        Watch these 2 Videos from Dr Chuck Severance
        Read the chapter on Files
        Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

        • Python - Files Lab #5-#8 - See the Files Lab presentation for labs #5 - #8 where you search for, count and print specific strings. Use the file Zim.txt from my Github
          • Count the string "Zim"
          • Find your name, and print the line it's on
          • Count how many emails there are in the file
          • Print just the emails

          4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

          OK, we will spend the the 9:00 - 9;30 and 2:25-2:45 of Thursday Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.  Basically find the place you are in the flow in the Mechatronics Google Site for Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.




            Helpful Links

            Wednesday, April 22, 2020

            Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Free Javascript class opportunity, and update on the 8 Bit Computer

            Check out Monday and Tuesdays Blog

            1) Take attendance on Google Classroom

            2) FlipGrid - Only 5 of you have done this... check out who and do yours....


            Special Instructions or Announcements:
            Mechatronics Engineering Google Site

            Wednesday
            Next Week
            • Trade Show - Open Source Community Day #OSSDay is a free, day-long event with presentations and demos on topics such as the latest trends in open-source DevOps strategies, continuous verification processes, AutoML, IoT, cloud development, and much more. Gain insights from open-source evangelists from Microsoft, GitLab, StreamNative, TIBCO, VMware, and others—and prepare to translate those insights into value for your organization.
              Register Open Source Community Day Registration
              When: April 30, 2020
              Where: Virtual event
              Time: 8:00am–6:00pm PDT
              Cost to Attend: Free


            3) Python Strings LAB 

            Python Files LAB Challenges - Lab #1 - #4

            Watch these 2 Videos from Dr Chuck Severance
            Read the chapter on Files
            Here is a coding assignment.  Run them first, and then start editing these labs.  It should be clear where to make the edits.  Follow the printed or commented instructions.  When you think you are done, turn the link to your programs in to the Google classroom assignment.  You will start using the files I/O operations.  Read the Files chapter in the reference guide.

              4) Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer 

              OK, we will spend the the 9:00 - 9;30 and 2:25-2:45 of Thursday Class talking about the 8 Bit Computer and what you should be working on.  Basically find the place you are in the flow in the Mechatronics Google Site for Ben Eater's 8 Bit Computer page and keep working. It is best to use the Focus on Foundations SLACK channel to ask for support questions... this way me, Randy, or any other students can help you.  Just post your question in the right channel.




                Helpful Links