May 2008 Posts

Lego Mindstorms UAV

Lego UAV?  Un-manned Arial Vehicle?  Yes, someone took the Lego Mindstorms NXT system, hocked up some gyros and had it control an RC Airplane.  Sound cool?  Take a look…

Did the Blueprint Break?

From David Grams

A review of the book The Broken Blueprint.

This little book review is largely motivated as a response to a request given me some time ago by a thoughtful member of Weimar’s Board…and whom I suppose by now is quite sure that I’ve forgotten all about it!

I will confine my response primarily to the first two sections of the book; a review that can provide a template for those who seek to evaluate the remainder of the volume and other similarly constructed books.
So now, what do you say? Let’s plunge into the publication! The Broken Blueprint, by Vance Ferrell, is a small, attractive paperback of more than 400 pages that is packed with fascinating historical vignettes, insights calculated to arrest the interest of any serious student of Adventist educational history.
Let’s open up by examining a word from the title—Blueprint. A dictionary definition of “blueprint” suggests that it’s a “detailed plan”; and so our author lauds the concept of a divinely inspired and detailed plan for Adventist education.