It started off with Tracey saying to me "Mathew has a school science project that I should help him with" and well that’s where we started. I explained to Mathew that we need to think outside of the box/square and instead of using thrust from a inflated balloon it would be better to use the balloon and power the wheels directly, thus having more potential energy. I found some aluminium from a old window frame at work for the chassis. I proceeded to drill some holes for the axles and to save some weight then Mathew decided to use some Lego wheels and axles to complete the vehicle. A job well done I think Mathew should get A+ for this effort. I have uploaded a video of the initial run to the video gallery
This is so cool the best coffee machine I have ever seen. I want one Andrew
Just click on the picture to be taken to the products website
Today Lauren recived a certificate from her school titled Star Leader. She was excited to show me when I got home from work, And her leaders green hat with a gold star stiched onto it.
Lauren went to a friends place on Friday and when I went to pick her up her friends father had drawn a picture of her with her friend, Very talented indeed. It is Grandads birthday today unfortunately we could not be there to celebrate but we hope Grandad had a good day.
Well we are at the end of the school holidays and its Sunday morning, I have been sitting outside having coffee and pancakes for breakfast on such a lovely day. Spent last night catching up with Family so today is a "relaxing Sunday" with jazz playing, Mathew is playing XBOX and Tracey is reading in bed. Emily is a typical teenager and stays most of the time in her bedroom listening to music and on her Ipad while Lauren is nagging us to go out :)
Well Easter 2015 has been and gone, I decided to take the week following Easter off as holidays and to spend some time with the kids. We went to Lake Wivenhoe on the Monday and had a pleasant day their with Garath and Michaela White, throwing the Frisbee around and then kicking the ball. Mathew fully deserved being tackled that day after giving me some cheek. LOL
On the Wednesday we decided to go to Southbank and get Ice cream from Cold Rock then slowly made our way home, Thursday was down to Dream World and spent the afternoon going on rides which included their newest ride the Tail Spin. There where a lot of people their and it was busy, Mathew Emily and I where going to go on the Tower of Terror II but the line was to long so we ditched it and decided to go next time.
Friday was up to Peregian Beach, the weather was not the great so no swimming but still OK for a BBQ. I played with Mathew and Lauren while Emily and Tracey read then it was off for some ice cream and take away coffee before heading back home.