39 Replies to “Minecraft/SketchUp Exit Survey”

  1. Maddy Mae’s find: I like this article not because it is a particularly mind-blowing innovation, but because it is a simple example of how a particular program or website can be flipped on its head to perform a different function than initially intended. Truly remarkable progress is usually brought about when seemingly un-connectable fields are merged to fill a hole. Adventure stories through google forms aren’t going to change society, but the type of thinking that would encourage someone to approach a program or website in an unconventional way definitely will.


  2. Amy Costello’s find:
    found on lobsters.com (like is to a YouTube video)
    A video about many of the helpful and powerful tools that Excel has that you probably don’t know about, from the basic to the complex. Even just watching the first 15 minutes is worth the shortcuts and basic Excel knowledge you’ll pick up. Also the presenter is super snarky.
    “You Suck at Excel with Joel Spolsky”

  3. Jacob Neeley’s discovery:

    So it has finally happened. Nintendo will be going mobile this December. They will be releasing a Mario side-scrolling game in the app store, crazy. I know that technically Pokemon Go was nintendo’s first mobile game but Pokemon Go isn’t fully Nintendo’s game. It’s actually the Pokemon Company/Game Freak that owns it. Mario is specifically owned by Nintendo so that’s why I find this announcement pretty revolutionary.


  4. Shelley Alkema’s find:


    The city of Chicago is installing censors on street lamps all over their city. They will track air quality, the environment, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, vibration, and magnetic fields. They also contain cameras. The data collected will be open to the public and used to help improve the city.

  5. Maddy Mae:

    This camera was 3D printed and doesn’t include a single prefabricated part. I found it interesting how the designer drew ideas from much older camera designs from 1885. The camera has very limited capability, but I think this is still a great achievement. It may seem like a less efficient manufacturing process at the moment, but if it were to be perfected it could surpass what we use today.


  6. Jenica’s find:


    This article talked about the evolution of drones and future use. I learned that some of the original motives for developing drones was to get kids outside and away from video games. I never thought of it like that. It was also interesting to learn of mobile ambulance drones. I had heard about them before, but only as a vague idea. It’s good to know real progress is being made on that frontier.

  7. Josh’s Find (Week of 9/11-9/17/16)

    Breinify-A Tool for Retailers
    Breinify is a tool that focuses more on demographics, time, interests from social media accounts, and immediate intents. Kind of scary if you ask me:


    Bionic Olympics
    The first Cybathlon will take place near Zurich. Designed to motivate research and developments, the best prosthetic pilots and companies will compete in simple tasks to prove who has the best products in the industry:


  8. Amy’s find (week 2):

    An article about the lives of two inventors who were the “first” in their fields (film and computers), but whose actual inventions never came to fruition–it took other people finding better ways to do what they imagined being possible for those fields to really emerge.

    “The History of Inventing Shows Our Poor Grasp of Creativity”


    An article about how internet advertising is changing.

    “Adblock Plus Now Sells Ads”


  9. Shelley’s finds week 3:


    They created sensors to help track how much electricity is being used in certain places and where the most electricity is going. It is a cheaper alternative to a smart home.


    Uber added a new security feature called “Real time ID-check.” It prompts drivers to share a selfie before they go online. Then the app checks that selfie to what they have on file for the driver. This is to keep customers safe and to prevent fraud.

  10. Shelley’s finds week 5:


    “RadarCat” is a computer that can identify an object by sending out electromagnetic waves, determining it’s shape, size, orientation, and material.


    A TV that looks like a glass screen but has very good picture quality.

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