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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

Take Your Blog to School Day Vol. 1 by Bryan

Standing waves and FIRE!

So today we’re going to take a little trip to 3-370 for some Measurement and Instrumentation.

Basically, this is a lab class where we learn about some of the measurement and instrumentation tools that mechanical engineers may use in their career in order to measure certain properties, such as velocity profiles in a pipe or internal pressure of a soda can.

Professor John Leonard teaches the class. His research interests involve simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) autonomous mobile robots. He’s also part of MIT’s DARPA Urban Challenge Team.

So today’s lecture focused on fourier transforms and sound waves. I was a little tired since I have a 40 page paper to write, but such is life. The class is also an active class so we’re able to have our laptops open, and it’s acceptable. So my friend Megan IMs me halfway in between my half-sleep.

Megan: Wake up.
Bryan *wakes up*.
Megan: Look it’s YouTube.

Unfortunately, we did not get an in-class demo of this, but it was fairly awesome if I say so myself.

Thank you, Megan (middle) for waking me up, and thank you for this awesome Halloween costume.

Look familiar?

8 responses to “Take Your Blog to School Day Vol. 1”

  1. Kelly says:

    Wow! I never knew sine was so exciting. That’s sweet.

  2. theresa says:

    that was awesome. love the costumes! smile

  3. Love the video! And the girl in the Cap costume, that’s pretty spiffy. I definitely blogged the fire video, it’s right next to my senior picture taken with my calculator, binary watch, and pi shirt. Yes, I’m a g33k.

  4. fred says:

    wow! it is wonderful.

  5. Hanhan says:

    Oh god, you weren’t kidding when you said this was on your blog! I love it!

  6. ICE says:


    Could you give me some details of John Leonard’s robots? I think,that is very interesting.

    I can get them from the official homepage of csail?

  7. ICE says:

    In fact,ants is very cute.but it is Retired Robots. lol

  8. Megan says:

    heyyyyy I’m in your blog and it only took me a month to find it! Freaking Class of 2007 still has not paid up on our costume contest prize money, btw.