The Farpoint Voyager Club meets the third Saturday of every month. Today was the third Saturday.
The Farpoint Voyager Club met.
You must admit, my logic is impeccable.
Renaissance Academy is the home to the Farpoint Voyager Club. We have over eighty members ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old.
Our meetings start at 8:00 A.M. I welcomed the cadets with an appropriate mixture of wit, humor, news, and announcements. After my opening monolog, I gave away CMSEC simulator posters. To add value to the posters, I offered to autograph them at no additional charge. Wouldn't you want to own a poster of your favorite CMSEC simulator with the founder's signature scribbled across the margin? We all know my signature is an artwork unto itself - completely unforgeable. Students have tried unsuccessfully for years. What a collector's item!
At 8:15 A.M. we broke into our workshops. Alex Debirk teaches principles of engineering. Mark Daymont teaches space history. I cover space simulator studies. Today we took a tour of the Voyager II. Afterwords, I motivated them to continue to work hard in their math and science classes.
The club's departments meet after the class rotations.
The Drama Department, headed by Lindsey, worked on several different acting scenarios related to simulator missions.
Matt Ricks and Ben Murdock work with department head McKay Hardy.
The Voyager cadets in the Engineering / Instrumentation Department had their first introduction to Sketch (3D modeling). They'll use Sketch to design a new generation of handheld phasers. We'll 3D print the phasers, install LED lights and sound, and use them in our missions.
McKay worked with Edward on the design and implementation of face recognition technology for the Voyager II.
Isaac leads the Animation Department. They met on the Voyager's bridge.
Orion is Isaac's assistant.
Blender was on the Animation Department's agenda today. The cadets used the program to model and animate what looks like a gingerbread man. It's a beginning class so we don't want to overwhelm them.
While not technically a department, Drake worked on the Voyager's new universe. Drake, MacKenzie, and perhaps a few others are hard at work fleshing out the science fiction universe the Voyager will operate in.
Projectvoyager.org is the place to go to learn about the Farpoint Voyager Club. Come join us!
Space and Science News
By Mark Daymont