Reflection Questions: 1) Describe what happens in your animation. In the animation, a cannon fires multiple balls that bounce around, one of which breaks out of the screen, and another one launched with the trajectory of going through that hole and escaping is shot down. The resulting shrapnel from the explosion destroys the cannon, causing a blackhole, leading to the title card. 2) Tell the most challenging part of making this animation. The time restraints. This project maybe took around 2 hours total, but it was spread across a few days and for only 35 minutes at a time. 3) Tell the most fun part of this project. The most fun part of the project was making my ideas come to life on screen. I thought that the background was very blank, so I decided to add in that one ball that breaks through the wall and leaves a huge hole and resulting cracks behind.
Choice Project: Minecraft
Today I started a project to do "Redstone" builds, involving circuitry. I did four today- The first was a 2 by 2 metre piston door, which retracts and extends from walking on the pressure plates. I also dod a regular door, but with pressure plates in advance allowing for you to maintain a sprint and go through. Aswell I created a automatic lava dispenser, which puts lava in a 1x1x2 chamber for enough time to damage and light on fire any two metre tall "mobs" to weaken them enough at which point they may be easily punched to death. The final creation is an "item elevator", which dispenses items on to an iced waterway which then teleports the items upward to the hopper at the top, then loops back into the original chest/dispenser.
Continuing my redstone builds, the next one was an near-automatic tree farming device. The idea is that the dispenser pictured puts down bonemeal on the grass, which I place tree saplings automatically causing it to constantly grow. After said tree is grown, the Pistons will remove it from the grass and move it down, allowing for me to place another sapling and repeat the process. This all happens in about 3-5 seconds. This is 70% complete.
I have finished the automatic wood farmer. What it does is push out the logs in 2 seperate paths. Since I have no need for these logs, there is a constant source of fire to burn down produced logs, but there is also water coolant in place to prevent the fire from destroying the mechanism.