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STEM Group 24th February 2024 Write Up

Today we had an update from Helen with her Advanced Lego car, this is going really well and can find objects and now turns to avoid them. It can also display information on orientation on a small LCD.

feb 24th

After giving the hot glue gun a quick clean and repair. This photo is posed as the glue gun is still plugged in.

feb 24th

We carried on with building the cars, we have been trying to build for the last few sessions. The main issue is lack of suitable resources and having to use bottle tops for wheels, kebab sticks for axels and then trying to fit it all together, when we also have either faulty or unsuitable switches, some don't work properly,, and along with motors have been soldered up too many times.

feb 24th

I also checked on my Copper Sulfate crystals I started last week, the liquid has now evaporated leaving some crystals in the dish, not ideal, but I need a much better way to do all this.

feb 24th

Next event

Saturday 9th March 2024

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STEM Group 9th March 2024

The next Stem group event will take place on :

Date: Saturday, March 9th 2024 Time: 10:30am to 15:00 Location: Paignton Library and Information Centre Room: 12

What is planned

  • Robot car demo
    • or at least carry on working on this
  • Update from Helen
  • DNA sequence model
  • Lego WeDo (depends on volunteer help)
  • Chemistry (depends on time)

Please see main stem group blog for any new updates


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Intuitive Lunar Lander

“Intuitive Machines' IM-1 mission made history on Feb. 22, with the first successful Moon landing*

This will be the first of several missions before the next Atemis mission to fly a crewed mission around the moon, before the Artemis III mission to land humans on the moon in a few years.

Exciting times ahead. You can read more about the IM-1 mission here

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Roblox on Linux Mint 2

I have been using Grapejuice to run Roblox on LinuxMint 21.3. This has been working fine up till a few days ago. Then just stopped loading. After sharing the error / output details. I looked for a potential alternative.

I am now using a programme called Vinegar, which is also available in the Software Manager. This seems to be working fine. So I will stick with this for now.

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positronium

Positronium is a particle that has no actual nucleus, but has a positive (positron) and negative (electron) particle. The positron is antimatter as it has the opposite charge to an electron, which is negatively charged.

Scientists have found a way to freeze the particle with lazers, which will allow further study.

You can read a little more on the BBC Website. While the research was published in Physical Review Letters.. Article can be found here

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Write an Impactful Research Paper

I have been reading Write an Impactful Research Paper by Martins Zaumanis. This is a fascinating book, while I am not a graduate or even doing post grad work, this book is really informative.

The author is sharing lots of really useful hints and tips from personal experience of publishing, There is a link to both the publisher and the book below.

I would recommend this book as part of your collection as there are also links to cheat sheets which when taken within the context of the book could be really useful. I say this as cheat sheets are a summary of what is in the book, so reading associated chapters does make sense.

As you are trying to get your research reviewed and published, then it is not worth cutting corners. You can print off the cheat sheets and display for reference.

If anyone is interested, then I can bring my copy to the STEM group, but if you want one, you need to buy your own.;

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Grapejuice error

Grapejuice is an application for LinuxMint that allows users to install and run Robox. I have been having problems with this since Wednesday 21st Feb 2024.

Just re-installed Grapejuice from the software manager, it tried to re-install Roblox and came up with a dialogue with the following error.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice/cli/cli_common.py", line 79, in wrapper
    return_value = fn(*args, **kwargs)
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice/cli/main.py", line 77, in studio
    abstract_grapejuice().launch_studio(prefix.configuration.id)
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/abstraction/abstract_grapejuice_impl.py", line 55, in launch_studio
    _with_prefix_id(prefix_id, lambda prefix: prefix.roblox.run_roblox_studio(ide=True))
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/abstraction/abstract_grapejuice_impl.py", line 48, in _with_prefix_id
    prefix.roblox.install_roblox(post_install_function=lambda: cb_wrapper(prefix))
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_roblox.py", line 67, in install_roblox
    self._core_control.run_exe(
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_core_control.py", line 511, in run_exe
    return do_run_exe(
           ^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/logs/log_util.py", line 13, in wrapper
    result = func(*args, **kwargs)
             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_core_control.py", line 170, in do_run_exe
    post_run_function()
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/abstraction/abstract_grapejuice_impl.py", line 48, in <lambda>
    prefix.roblox.install_roblox(post_install_function=lambda: cb_wrapper(prefix))
                                                               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/abstraction/abstract_grapejuice_impl.py", line 42, in cb_wrapper
    cb(pfx)
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/abstraction/abstract_grapejuice_impl.py", line 55, in <lambda>
    _with_prefix_id(prefix_id, lambda prefix: prefix.roblox.run_roblox_studio(ide=True))
                                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_roblox.py", line 250, in run_roblox_studio
    launcher_path = self.roblox_studio_launcher_path
                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_roblox.py", line 120, in roblox_studio_launcher_path
    return self.locate_roblox_executable("RobloxStudioLauncherBeta.exe")
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/app/lib/python3/dist-packages/grapejuice_common/wine/wineprefix_roblox.py", line 114, in locate_roblox_executable
    raise RobloxExecutableNotFound(executable_name)
grapejuice_common.errors.RobloxExecutableNotFound: Roblox executable 'RobloxStudioLauncherBeta.exe' could not be found!

So I am sharing here with the view someone can maybe help see where the issue is.

From the menu Roblox App runs

/usr/bin/flatpak run —branch=stable —arch=x86_64 —command=grapejuice net.brinkervii.grapejuice app

so putting this in to a terminal window, usually runs the command but any output is also viewable

$ /usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=grapejuice net.brinkervii.grapejuice app
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- Log level was set to 'INFO'
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- The log file is stored at '~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/logs/2024-02-22_14-41-31_grapejuice.log'
[INFO] grapejuice/common_prepare:- Using locale directory /app/share/locale
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- Log level was set to 'INFO'
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- Log level was set to 'INFO'
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- The log file is stored at '~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/logs/2024-02-22_14-41-31_grapejuice.log'
[INFO] grapejuice/root:- The log file is stored at '~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/logs/2024-02-22_14-41-31_grapejuice.log'
[INFO] grapejuice/common_prepare:- Using locale directory /app/share/locale
[INFO] grapejuice/common_prepare:- Using locale directory /app/share/locale
Gtk-Message: 14:41:31.856: Failed to load module "xapp-gtk3-module"
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wine_functions:- Finding app prefix
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wine_functions:- Finding app prefix
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.recipes.delete_edge_update_service_recipe:- Edge update: None
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.recipes.delete_edge_update_service_recipe:- Edge update: None
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.recipes.delete_edge_update_service_recipe:- Edge update M: None
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.recipes.delete_edge_update_service_recipe:- Edge update M: None
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_roblox:- Writing flags for RobloxProduct.app to: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/users/[REDACTED]/AppData/Local/Roblox/Versions/version-de4af066788f46c6/ClientSettings/ClientAppSettings.json
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_roblox:- Writing flags for RobloxProduct.app to: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/users/[REDACTED]/AppData/Local/Roblox/Versions/version-de4af066788f46c6/ClientSettings/ClientAppSettings.json
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_roblox:- Writing flags for RobloxProduct.app to: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Roblox/Versions/version-2355c01e37774010/ClientSettings/ClientAppSettings.json
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_roblox:- Writing flags for RobloxProduct.app to: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Roblox/Versions/version-2355c01e37774010/ClientSettings/ClientAppSettings.json
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Prepared environment for wine
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Prepared environment for wine
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolved exe path to ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/users/[REDACTED]/AppData/Local/Roblox/Versions/version-de4af066788f46c6/RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolved exe path to ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player/drive_c/users/[REDACTED]/AppData/Local/Roblox/Versions/version-de4af066788f46c6/RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- PRIME environment variables: {}
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- PRIME environment variables: {}
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Using Wine home '/app/patched_wine'
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Using Wine home '/app/patched_wine'
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolving wine binary for prefix ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolving wine binary for prefix ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/prefixes/player
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Using Wine home '/app/patched_wine'
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Using Wine home '/app/patched_wine'
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolved wine binary path: /app/patched_wine/bin/wine
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Resolved wine binary path: /app/patched_wine/bin/wine
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Running exe RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Running exe RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Opening log fds
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Opening log fds
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Running process synchronously
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Running process synchronously
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Closing fds
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.wine.wineprefix_core_control:- Closing fds
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.logs.log_vacuum:- Removing empty log file: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/logs/2024-02-22_14-41-32_RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe_stdout.log
[INFO] grapejuice/grapejuice_common.logs.log_vacuum:- Removing empty log file: ~/.var/app/[REDACTED]/data/grapejuice/logs/2024-02-22_14-41-32_RobloxPlayerLauncher.exe_stdout.log
psutton@psutton-IdeaCentre-3-07IAB7:~$ 

The only indication of an issue seems to be here

Gtk-Message: 14:41:31.856: Failed to load module "xapp-gtk3-module"

Again just sharing this as it makes it easier to ask for help

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#LinuxMint,#Grapejuice,#Roblox,#Games,#Error


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Trojans Training 25/2/2024

Torbay Trojans Training

Anyone over 18 is welcome as we are an Adult team. Let's keep building #AlwaysTrojan

  • Date : Sunday 25th February 2024
  • Time : 10am to 13:00
  • Location; Foxhole Field, Bellfield Road, Paignton

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LibreOffice Documentation 17/2/2024

Documentation update(s)

New guides ( version numbers are based on year / month )

  • Writer 24,2

LibreOffice 7.6 guides (Published)

  • Writer 7.6
  • Impress 7.6
  • Draw 7.6
  • Calc 7.6
  • Getting Started Guide 7.6

REFERENCES

1 LibreOffice 2 LibreOffice Bookshelf 2a LibreOffice Documentation * LibreOffice shortcut keys 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation Europe 5 LibreOffice Conference 7. Udemy LibreOffice Training

TAGS

#LibreOffice,#Office,#Writer,#Calc,#Base,#Impress #Draw,#GettingStarted,#Documentation,#Libreoffice

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STEM Group 24th February 2024

The next Stem group event will take place on :

Date: Saturday Feb 24th 2024 Time: 10:30am to 15:00 Location: Paignton Library and Information Centre Room: 12

Please remember you need to bring your OWN resources such as wire, solder, glue sticks, components etc.

We can carry on with :-

  • Robot car projects
  • Have a look at the results of dropping a gummy sweet in to Vinegar
  • Hopefully have a look at some Copper Sulfate crystals, I set this up on 17/2/2024
  • Coding activities can still take place in the IT learning centre
  • What ever else people bring along to the event.

Video

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