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Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 Rocky Mountain Showdown

This weekend was the CSU vs CU football game. It was the first one of the season for the Rams. Usually, CU kicks our asses since they are at least 2 divisions higher than CSU, but it's all about the rivalry and just having fun hoping that we can beat them. This year, it actually happened. The title of this photo comes from Katherine when she said we beat them once in a blue moon - which was actually the day before. Little weird.
This was the first year that I went to this game, and I am really happy that I went this year!

Once In a Blue MoonStudentsGo CSU!

Monday, September 3, 2012

CSU Marching Band

One of the reasons Katherine invited me to go to the game with her and her parents is because her brother is a freshman in the marching band this year. Since that was one of the reasons I went, I figured I would take some photos of the marching band.

RAMSColorado A&MRam HornsDay at the Game

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Daniels Park

Yesterday Katherine and I went to Daniels Park. It was a short drive from her house and was pretty awesome at the top. The road was dirt all the way up there and winded into a parking lot with several other cars in it. There is a noticeable golf course in the middle of this photo. Kind of a sweet looking golf course.

From the TopExciting Stuff

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

After hour Special

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) group on campus likes to do "improv design challenges" a few times during the semester. Basically they give us some pizza, and tell us a design challenge that we split into groups and need to complete in 30-45 minutes. There is always a winner that gets some sort of prize. This time, we had to create a structure from Duct Tape, newspaper, and a few wooden dowels that would allow a 1/4" steel ball bearing to complete a loop, powered by a potato cannon.
20PSI was used, and the gun didn't have enough power to do much, so this improv design kind of failed everyone. However, after we were all done, we played with some higher pressures and blew up some of the tracks. The first track tried 80PSI and the nozzle blew off the potato cannon and blew up the newspaper track. Pretty sweet. Next, we tried 40PSI on our track, and the same thing happened. Kind of an epic fail.
For fun, at the very end, we charged the tanks up to 120PSI and launched a wad of Duct Tape and foam through the hallway. The noise from the pressure release was so loud I'm surprised CSU PD wasn't called on us. We thoroughly cleaned off the top of all the pipes in that entire hallway.
Our structure ended up taking third (out of five) place, which was good for some candy.

ASME Improv Design

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