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Second Semester Update

The start to the second semester saw slow progression. With new experiments being held in the lab, we now have to share part of the lab table, as well as some of the equipment. Near the end of first semester … Continue reading

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Weeks 5 & 6

Week Five:
This week saw exciting progress in the lab. The parts needed for the band-pass filters finally arrived, so Lily and I got to work building the high band-pass filter. After a lot of fiddling, we finished the circuit. We … Continue reading

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Weeks 3 & 4

Week three:
This week, I began to build the high band-pass filter based on the online instructions I found last semester. I calculated the resistor and capacitor values I would need for the desired passing frequency range of 0.5-4.0 Hz and … Continue reading

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Weeks 1 & 2

For this first week, Magnes instructed me to just write a summary of last semester. During the second week, I worked on setting everything I worked on last semester back up. This included rewiring Arduino circuits and testing the code. … Continue reading

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Summary of Research from Last Semester

The first week in the lab mostly just involved getting acquainted with the equipment since no worms were available. I watched a laser safety video online so I could properly handle the lasers. They are all fairly safe, although goggles … Continue reading

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Weeks 8 & 9

Two very successful weeks in the lab.
We have continued running data on the worms with the blue laser.  We changed the scale on the x axis of the picoscope software to collect data in intervals of 10 seconds per frame … Continue reading

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Weeks 5-7

I have been extremely busy as of lately, and apologize for not posting earlier.
Week 5 was shortened due to fall break. Therefore we only were able to work in the lab one day. We finished the setup and alignment for … Continue reading

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Week 4

Another successful week in the lab.
Early in the week we ran data on the worms with the red laser. With a more efficient procedure, a little more experience under our belts, and an extra set of hands in the lab, … Continue reading

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Week 3

Exciting things happened this week in the VAOL lab.  For the first time this semester we were able to collect data on the worms.
In the beginning of the week we spent time practicing transferring the worms from the cup they … Continue reading

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Week 2

This week saw a lot of progress for the lab.
We were able to finish the table set up.  It is pictured below. To the left you can see the blue laser. This laser is sent through a pin hole to … Continue reading

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