My first debate competition

My first debate competition

New challenge

I’ve never imagine that one day I can stand on a debate stage and speak in English. My classmate Vivian who is good at English and speaks fluently invited me to participate in a debate competition because of vacancy of her partner. Thinking that the students who are good at oral English are all in the debate club, I accept the invitation at once.

Think now, I am thankful for Vivian to give me a chance to face new challenge. We should finish our debate draft early but it lasted until three days before the official competition.

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Just coming back from the VEX worlds, I was excited and felt still live in the life there. Exactly, the debate competition came. Vivian and I prepared for the debate on the whole Monday night. Both of us are students living, but we used phones and computer secretly just like thief, preventing from discovering by the teacher.

My assignment was the draft of PROS. The debate topic was about refugees. I strangled my brain to write down everything I could think about. It was hard but expanded my thinking a lot.

A normal night

The last night before the debate competition. I got the suit and tried on in my dormitory. My dormmate helped me to adjust the tie. There exist a second, I felt very lucky to be classmates and friends with them.

I intended to review the debate draft at night, but I fell asleep quickly and unconsciously.

5:50 AM, the teacher woke me up. I got up quickly without any sleepy. To my surprise, my dormmate encouraged me and hoped me to get a good rank, even he was sleeping on the bed well.

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Summary of 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship

Summary of 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship

VEX 2019世锦赛总结


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难忘的一次经历。

久别重逢

作为刚刚转入国际班的新生,我很荣幸被韩老师选中参加VEX2019世锦赛。赛前,有激动、欣喜,也有紧张与茫然。VEX,于我而言是一个既熟悉又陌生的竞赛项目。初中时在韩老师的带领下参加了“一网打尽”和“星光璀璨”两个赛季,也收获了很多。本以为与VEX在此分道扬镳,没想到如今的久别重逢。与熟悉的金属结构件相遇、与机器人对抗电机高速旋转的齿轮声相遇,更重要的,更重要的是与初中时有着共同热爱与梦想的同学们和老师重逢。这一切都让我激动不已,就像是星星之火在无数个暴风雪夜之后重新成为熊熊烈火一样,照亮了我的心。

当然,新的问题接踵而至。VEX推出了全新的V5主控套装,新的编程环境,这一切都是需要我去学习和尽快掌握新的知识;这里有了更多陌生的面孔,有身经百战的学姐和学长、还有已经征战将近一个赛季的国一的同学们。而我,作为一个新加入机器人社团大家庭的人,如何让大家认识我、了解我、信任我是亟待解决的问题。

在赛前,我努力地尝试编写自动程序,当小球被精准地吸入机器人的储球仓时、当小球射中旗杆的那一刹那,那种久违的激动与喜悦再次涌上心头,每一行代码,都是自己思考过后的体现,每一次正确编译和执行,都有着小小的成就感。

我找回了那种感觉,拾起了彼时的梦想,找寻到了志同道合的朋友们。同时也学习了新的知识,结识了新的朋友,更有了新的体悟。

我们在一起

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A perfect event

A perfect event

A fantastic and amazing event that I will never forget

I was in the front of the lobby hanging our robot with my teammate

I was in the front of the lobby hanging our robot with my teammate

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The VEX Worlds Champion is held in the expo of Kentucky. It’s really big and great. When I first stepped into the west wing that our competition will be held, a strong feeling of achievement and happiness came to my heart suddenly. You’ll never know how excited I was at that time.

As soon as we had finished the preparation, the team across from us came and talk with us, they are really friendly and fantastic. I don’t know why I was very pleasured to speak with them in English although my English is not very well. They are interested in China, they said that the most impressive thing for them of China is the High Speed Train. They even call it bullet train. Then we talked a lot about the differences between China and America.

guys from Texas

guys from Texas

guys from UK, we even talked about the Brexit. :)

guys from UK, we even talked about the Brexit. :)

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西雅图 Day7

西雅图 Day7

Microsoft


终于梦想成真了!早上大概十点多钟,我们来到微软总部,这里特别像一所大学,区域也是什么东校区、西校区。所有的建筑物都是低楼层的单体建筑,算是一片规模庞大的建筑群了。

我们首先去了33号楼参观,应该是一栋办公楼,无意中踏进一间会议室,整个房间的灯瞬间就全部亮了起来,连电脑的大屏幕都开启了,是真的智能办公。

接着来到了微软的一个餐厅,那一瞬间,我在想如果能留住气味该多好。顺着神奇的空中木制阶梯,我们走到了sailing house,就像是树屋一样。透过窗户,可以看到里面还有人在编程。这种办公氛围真的是十分惬意。

然后就是微软展览馆和纪念品店。真的是十分激动,亲眼看到了surface studio,亲自试听了surface headphone,再看看价钱,真香!

在纪念品商店,看到了很多印有logo的周边,马上就要到集合时间了,我见到中意的衣服就拿,还有一个巨大无比的购物袋。最后结账的时候看着金额噌噌噌往上涨,心在滴血啊。还是放回去了一些小东西。最后提着大包小包上车了。但还是迟到了,耽误了大家的行程,真的很抱歉。但是看着信仰充值成功,终于拥有了正版的微软周边,也还是很开心的。希望这些东西能够成为一些念想,希望每当看到这些,总能想起我的梦想,想起这家伟大的公司。

创意挑战赛


今天也可以说是一帆风顺,团队里的大佬解决了阀门的问题,然后我们就开始最后组装和视频demo了。今天真的快笑死了,我们组的气氛真的是十分活跃,笑得我都流鼻血了。最后TA来审核的时候,我一边流着鼻涕,一边流着鼻血介绍完了我们组的分工。

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西雅图 Day6

创意挑战赛


坐过山车的一天。

我们小组也许是整个上午最悠闲的,但下午,绝对是最痛苦的。

整个早上的一半时间我都在搭建项目网页,无非就是一些图片添加,文字复制粘贴,视频上传一系列按部就班的工作。也顺带把图标设计、组名、标语等一系列杂七杂八的次要任务全部完成了。当域名成功访问、当创意鲜明的logo大功告成的时候,还是有那么一些小激动,之前都是访问别人的酷炫项目网页,而今天,也终于轮到了自己,为整个小组搭好“门面”。

另一半时间,遨游于面包板的海洋,在赤橙黄绿青蓝紫的连接线里来回穿梭……这也许是我第一次写这么长的代码(对各位大佬而言不值一提),看着舵机疯狂地旋转、跑马灯胡乱地闪亮以及蜂鸣器肆无忌惮地聒噪,debug的过程也是一种难得的享受。

黑色的下午……我们组的3D打印件似乎出了一些问题,密封性和传动性都达不到预期。展示的亚克力底板还是一片空白,心里有点空虚。功夫不负有心人,我们组的机械大佬最终硬是用最原始的工具解决了最棘手的问题,本人佩服得五体投地。

晚上,我的任务是完成一些组件连接任务。为了连接舵机和转轴,手上沾满了强力胶,似乎手已经不是我自己的了。热熔胶把垫板烫得千疮百孔,就像是月球一个个陨石坑一样。

明天早上就要去微软了,那里于我而言就像是耶路撒冷于信教徒一般,是梦想之地。是时候充值一波信仰了……

GIX 2019冬令营学员 李昊锦

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西雅图 Day5

西雅图 Day5

创意挑战赛


今天是创意挑战赛正式拉开帷幕的第一天,经过昨天屹立于风暴中心的洗礼之后,我们组的想法也更加成熟了,今天开始已经多管齐下,稳步推进项目了。

我作为我们组的programmer,还是一个几乎从未接触过Arduino的programmer。虽说有着C++语言基础,但一系列电路板、传感器、杜邦线眼花缭乱,不禁有些发怵。

依照着网上东拼西凑的教程,大概掌握了基本的使用方法。随后逐渐进入状态,也发现了其中于OI不一样的乐趣。我的一切想法都会切实地在硬件端体现出来,整个编程逻辑十分清晰,下一步要做什么,舵机该如何转动、触碰如何检测……

当然仍是有许多问题困扰着我。我所想的与Arduino所展现出来的,有时候大相径庭,一直不断地试错,不断地改进,最终才可能达到既定目标。

Arduino这个单词,既难拼也难写,今天,却成为了我最熟悉的单词。不知在Google中输入了多少次,与组员交流时说了多少遍。这一套基础组件,却让我体验到了不一样的编程乐趣,有了更多的沟通与交流,探索与尝试。

Boeing Factory


下午前往波音总部西雅图工厂参观。

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西雅图 Day4

西雅图 Day4

Introduction of Text Entry


人机交互

人与信息系统的信息交换过程

  • pointing
  • 物体的操纵 Manipulation
  • 文本输入

Background

Development

  • keyboard & mouse
  • touchscreen
  • gesture

准确率不断下降,”Fat Finger”

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