So many uploads from teambots today, with so much creativity! Yesterday = intermittent transmission problems. Clearer reception today.
Science teambots shared Earth-based alternative fuel options: geothermal, wind, solar, nuclear, maglev, and biodiesel. Communications teambots shared an invention idea that uses seasonally-available resources for energy: grass, snow, dead leaves, and poop.
Practiced increasing my energy reserves on my own. I now hear the frequencies from the Earthbot, animalbots, my teambots, and groups of humanbots in towns. And, donuts.
Still to resolve: how to complete ascension back through atmosphere from Los Angeles?
Awaiting final inputs from teambots tomorrow - including a dance.
Definition: A series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music.
Inter-Teambot Communication: Letter to Mission Control - Montreal
October 26, 2011
Dear Students in Montreal,
We really like the machine you created to help clean up the atmosphere. We liked how you used different resources for each season. We didn’t know that you could use dog and cat poop as a resource. Some students are investigating its use in “biomass.” We also didn’t know that you could use dead grass or snow as a resource. We think that your machine is a good way to generate energy.
I hope that one day your machine can help us generate energy for our machines. That way we won’t use as much natural resources or have pollution. We think that’s a great idea. We hope we can use your machine to help Laika get home, too.
We love your machine! We hope that we can see it in person one day. We’d love to meet you guys, too. Maybe, we could keep writing and sharing ideas in the future.
Laika, we know that you need a way to power yourself back to your home. We’ve been investigating different ways to get you home without using fossil fuels or harming earth’s environment. Here are some of our ideas:
Laika, I think you should try geothermal energy. It’s good because it is eco- friendly, very reliable, and also very sustainable. The bad thing is that it’s limited to certain areas where water does not lay near hot magma. Still, I think that you could use geothermal energy to help power you journey. - Gianna C
Laika, I think you should try wind energy. It’s a good idea to use wind energy because it is friendly to the environment and you won’t ever have to refill anything. There are not many things that are bad about wind energy. It’s a type of energy that is a reusable resource so we can never run out of it. - Hunter R
Laika, I think you should try solar wind energy. It’s good because it isn’t a fossil fuel so it won’t pollute the Earth. A bad thing is that it could cause a magnetic storm and mess up our electrical appliances. I still think it would be good for you to use to help you get home. -Gabriel C
Laika, I think you should try biodiesel energy. It’s good because it uses less fossil fuel. The bad thing about it is that it’s not easy to get. You have to mix diesel fuel with leftover animal products like vegetable oil and bacon grease. If you do get biodiesel, it’ll be good for you to use it. - Ali F
Laika, I think you should try nuclear energy. It’s good because it doesn’t release carbon dioxide. The bad thing about nuclear energy is that it releases radiation and is radioactive waste that is deadly to humans. On the other hand, radioactivity doesn’t sound too healthy; maybe nuclear energy isn’t the best energy out there to power you. – Edward R
Laika, I think you should try maglev power to get you home. It’s a good source of energy because it uses magnetism instead of fossil fuels. The bad thing is that they need a rail, and I don’t know how easy it’ll be to make one of those going into outer space. I think there may be some way for you to use it to help you on part of your journey home. - Gabriel A
From: Mission Control / Communications Team Montreal
Chère Laïka, Aujourd’hui nous avons appris une danse (Gumboots) pour t’encourager dans le reste de ta mission. Pour apprendre cette danse l’équipe a fait grande preuve de persévérance et de patience. Prends exemple sur nous, avec courage, patience et persévérance, tu pourras compléter avec succès ta mission.
Dear Laïka, Today we have learned a dance (Gumboots) to cheer you on the rest of your mission. To learn those steps, the team showed a lot of perseverance and patience. Take example on us, with courage, patience and perseverance, you will complete your mission with success.
From: Montreal Mission Control / Communications Team
These are a few examples of the things that make us lose hope and the solutions we find for not giving up:
Sarah is trying to learn how to juggle at the circus. When she sees the others juggle without any problem, and keeps trying without succeeding, she gets discouraged. But to not give up, she asks the help of the others and trains with a team.
Jane feels discouraged when she gets home, longing to see and spend some time with her mother, and realizes she is not home yet and still at work. To feel better, she phones her mother.
Cynthia feels discouraged to see people throwing away their food without any scruples, when so many people in the world don’t have food. So she is trying not to waste her food and the stuff she is lucky to have.
Amy feels discouraged when people are accusing her of something she didn’t do. She always keeps courage, she never gives up and expresses herself to try to prove she is right.
Voici quelques exemples de choses qui nous font perdre espoir et les solutions que nous trouvons pour ne pas se décourager:
Sarah essaie d’apprendre à jongler au cirque. Lorsqu’elle voit que les autres y arrivent sans problème et qu’elle n’arrive pas à progresser, elle se sent découragée. Mais elle n’abandonne pas, elle demande de l’aide aux autres et s’entraîne en équipe.
Jane se sent découragée lorsqu’elle rentre à la maison, en ayant hâte de retrouver sa mère et de passer du temps avec elle, mais que celle-ci n’est toujours pas rentrée du travail. Pour se sentir mieux, elle téléphone à sa mère.
Cynthia se sent découragée lorsqu’elle voit que les gens jettent leur nourriture sans scrupule, alors qu’il y a tant de personnes qui manquent de nourriture dans le monde. Alors elle essaie de ne pas gâcher sa nourriture et les affaires qu’elle a la chance d’avoir.
Amy se sent découragée quand on l’accuse de quelque chose qu’elle n’a pas commis. Elle garde toujours courage, n’abandonne jamais et s’exprime pour prouver qu’elle a raison.
Arrived today at carved mountainbots: Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.
They had so much to tell me about: The humanbots who carved them: Gutzon Borglum and Korcak Ziolkowski. What it is like to have humanbots crawl over them to make other humanbots emerge from their granite (itchy and tickle-y). The passion they felt from the humanbots who conceived them.
Internal scan indicates an increase in my energy reserves. Must explore more.
Location status: at approximate midpoint of continent in region called South Dakota.
Sent image below to teambots for indentification:
Answer = wind turbines. These harvest wind energy to be converted to the electricity humanbots use to power many machinebots. Must ask an electric-powered machinebot if electricity tastes like noodles.
Alerted teambots that mission is in peril. Internal diagnostic indicates insufficient capacity at full reserves to ascend through anticipated “noise” above Los Angeles.