Tuesday, 28 February 2012

I finally get the line right!

Filming the new Wyvern News show today at the DSMS studio and I hate having to remember lines and when I do, I say them in the wrong order but I get there eventually...

Saturday, 25 February 2012


On 25th February 2012 at an Olympic STEM business event at the Dolphin centre we met a man from QE who had a Lego PIC car with him.
(A PIC car is a car which can navigate itself using sensors.)
Anyway, the Lego PIC car looked like a dog and it was amazing! It had a inferred sensor on the front to stop it from crashing into things and then the dog would turn its head, take 4 sensor readings and set off again in a different direction. The dog also had a colour sensor on the bottom so the QE students would be able to program the dog to only move on certain colours however the best thing about the dog was the noise sensors it had built in. These are so if you shout loudly at the dog it moves backwards. Finally there was a sensor on the tail of the dog so if it reverses into something by accident it knows to stop.
I thought this would be relevant because at the DSMS STEM club we are building a PIC car however instead of being made out of Lego, ours is made out of recycled materials.

Are STEM jobs the future?

In a nutshell, yes. But let me explain why...
Over 24/25 February 2012 I was at an Olympic themed STEM business event and over the 2 days the organisers kept saying that all the jobs in the future would be STEM related. However I'm stubborn and want to be a journalist so I didn't listen to them. But thinking about it, I think they might be right. Look at it this way, the population is increasing all the time so in 10 years time there is going to be a demand for new transport to be made, more houses, more technology and more complex plumbing and electronic systems to be developed and made. So STEM is the future.
(STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Formula One 2012 Testing

Circuito de Jerez has been the location for the Formula One pre-season testing for many years now and testing for the 2012 season has now started.
After day 1 of testing Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest lap around the circuit with a 1:19.670 for Lotus. That is quicker than any posted time last year, so hopefully we will be looking for a good F1 season in 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen is a Finnish F1 driver who left the sport in 2009 to pursuit his rallying career however he has now returned to Formula One and we hope to see him battle the likes of Sebastian Vettel for the 2012 world championship.

Monday, 6 February 2012

New Website

Have a look at my new flash website I have finally finished. http://www.wix.com/liampape1/home

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Thank you

Thank you to anyone who answered the student technology survey.