Still, it's sort of nifty to work on something that's a lot different from the programming I've done before, which is usually more about number crunching and getting the right values back. Still, here, have a blurry screenshot of our robot in action:
Our main project for this semester is to get our robot to play soccer, which is both easier and trickier than you might think.
Also! I am taking an intro astronomy course for fun, and as a lab, we took several images of M82 using a high power telescope and a CCD camera. We took long exposures using different filters (red, blue, and green) and then recombined them into a final image. It was mostly computer stuff, so overall, it was very easy. Anyway, this was our final picture, and it is pretty:
Astronomy in general has been really interesting. Man, the universe is so freaking big and fascinating and amazing. Black holes! Supernovae! The Milky Way! These things are so huge they defy our understanding. It's so crazy.