For this assignment, I dissected a toy helicopter. The helicopter couldn't fly anymore since the part keeping the rotor blades straight broke. Here is what it looked like before I took it apart:
Removing the cover and the base to reveal what's inside:…Continue
For this week’s project, I really wanted to cast a hammer. I had two competing ideas for the sensors: to use a pressure sensor to light up different LEDs depending on the striking force, or to use a magnetic sensor to light up a single LED every time it touches a magnet. I liked both designs due to their potential to teach kids how to use tools.…Continue
I was inspired by my favorite childhood book, The Phantom Tollbooth. A main character is Tock, a dog with an alarm clock for a body. I decided to create my very own Tock since I wanted a nametag that was both meaningful and playful.
Since I liked the aesthetics of the clock, I wanted to use as much of it as possible. My initial idea was to create a 2½-d dog with a round cutout for the clock, a base that the dog…Continue