Photon Phun Q & A

Q:  Are there going to be any workshops for Photon Phun? If so when?
A:  They will be posted soon!
Q:  In the coaches workshop slides, the solution to the reflection diagram shows angles for some mirrors that the light would not hit. How would those be calculated? Also, can you post a solution to the reflection diagram sample in the event description details?
A:  In the coaches workshop slides, angles are listed for all the mirrors (even the ones that light does not hit) because it is an artifact of how the diagram was developed.  It is an arbitrary angle and you can ignore it.  The students do not need to measure every mirror (and in fact can’t without an incident light beam).  The important part is to see how the light beam is reflected from mirror to mirror such that the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal.
The solution to the reflection diagram in the detailed event description is  S-BFJDE-Target.

Updated event-related documents available for The Human Machine, Photon Phun, Pasta Bridges, Roots/Shoots/Fruits, and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Click the links below to visit the event pages where the new and updated documents can be found.

The Human Machine: Updated event description (curriculum) and two new study guides.

Photon Phun: slides from tonight’s coach workshops

Pasta Bridges: supplemental guide

Roots, Shoots, and Fruits: study guide

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: detailed drawing of the harness