Monday, August 31, 2009

Creating an SVG and changing Sugar XO icon

The past week my Control Tech class has been using HTML-Kit to make an svg(scalable vector graphic) picture file. The class made the pictures by using cordinates with a 55x55 graph.

Here is my original icon that i made using the cordinates and my colours.

An example of the cordinates are
These are the cordinates for my smiley face.

This was our first task. Our second task was to replace the original XO icon with our own icon ( mine is the hammer at the top ).
To change the icon we used the terminal program in Sugar, replacing the XO file with ours.

I manged to complete the task here is my icon replacing the XO

Another task we had to do was to be able to change the colour of the icon like the XO icon, i also was able to do this. To change the colour we had to change our cordinates, the stroke and fill.

Changing them to stroke="&stroke_color;" or fill="&fill_color;"

here is an example of the colour change from the first one.

Thanks for reading,

Monday, August 10, 2009


Mr. kerr, Remark my joel stanley i added the questions in the beginning.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Joel Stanley

Questions asked,
Where did you study electrical engineering?
What motivated you to choose electrical engineering?
What did you doing with the XO?
What other things did you do with the making of the XO?
What is M.I.T ( the dot on the map on the projector )
What did you do in Romania? (another dot from the map)
What did the picture mean? ( the one from the taiwan people and the manufactures )
What did you do in America?
How long did you go?
How was America?
Where the kids who tried to dissemble the XO manage?

Joel Stanley studied electrical engineering at the University of Adelaide. Joel chose to study electrical engineering when he was motivated during a tour when he was touring the University in year 10. Joel’s project was testing the XO; he tested how much heat the XO could handle, the XO was able to take around 60 degrees and still work, this was testing in a pie oven/warmer. Joel also tested to see what components used the most power in the XO and work out ways to save electricity. Joel found out that the displays used the most power in the XO.

Joel explained to us what M.I.T was, it is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At M.I.T there are many smart people. Joel said the game Guitar Hero was made by people at M.I.T and made tons of money from the game.

Joel went on a trip to Romania for a weekend, where he spoke to many people and was recorded. He was asked to do a drop test with the XO but was afraid of what could happen.

In Taiwan the woman are the assemblers of the XO. Mary Lou invented the screen for the XO and Richard Smith invented the low level software for the XO. The two clips for the case of the XO are used as antennas. Joel told us that Mary Lou was working a project where she wanted to adverts to be able to be projected onto objects. Joel also said that Mary wanted to advert things on the moon.

Joel stayed in America for 3 months where he said that it was like a job but instead it was fun and interesting meeting many smart people. Joel also taught two kids, 8 year old boy and 10 year old girl how to dissemble the XO. This showed that kids of aged 8 or more could dissemble the XO.
There was a ad in America two years ago where it was promoting give one get one. This means that you could buy a XO for yourself and give one to someone in a developing country for free.

Overall Joel Stanley was very good because we asked questions and not have him do a proper speech so we only learnt what we wanted to know.