- One 24”x18” sheet of “Quarter-inch” acrylic (actual thickness is ~0.235”)
Note: A translucent or transparent material is nice in order to see the gears behind the wheel. However, wood of the same thickness can be substituted as a cheaper alternative.
- One GoGo Board
- Two motors
- One switch (optional)
- Other miscellaneous sensors (optional)
- Laser cutter that can cut through your chosen…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on March 22, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments
GoGo Gears is an interactive, educational toolkit for students to learn about gears, mechanics, electronics, and programming. This toolkit includes interchangeable, laser-cut gears and versatile GoGo Board programming for students to learn how to control the movements of a mechatronic car. The entire structure of the car and the gears can be laser-cut out of one sheet of acrylic so that it can be easily made anywhere a laser cutter is available. The GoGo Board is the…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on March 22, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments
When prompted with this project, there were so many interesting ideas for educational toolkits. The top three options of personal interest were:
1) A game to learn about binary numbers and be able to compete with friends. This would also have the possibility of expanding to hexadecimal or any integer-based counting system.
2) A toolkit to learn about light-tracing, as done in physics. This would involve predicting and then physically…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on March 22, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
You would think that a snap fit shouldn't be too hard--just make sure to measure your pieces, right?
However, it turns out that there are actually several difficulties with snap fits--minor dimensional nuances that are totally fine for most applications, but have a significant impact when trying to make a perfect snap fit! But don't worry--there are ways to make it work.
Added by Jessica Ji on March 21, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments
Acrylic sheets are not cheap. One quarter-inch sheet costs $40!!! But there are several simple ways to use it wisely.
1) Check sizes using cardboard. Cardboard is a lot less expensive. So if you're not sure of the exact size of a particular piece, cutting it out of cardboard first is an easy way to double check. Also, since cardboard is so much faster to cut, it could end up saving you time, too, since you won't have to wait for the slow acrylic cut each…Continue
LEAFless, a game of matching leaf shapes and colors!
Conceptualized by Morgan, age 9. Designed & made by Jess Ji.
This game was inspired by Morgan's…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on February 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Her favorite game is Qwirkle--a game where you match colors and shapes to score points.Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on February 2, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
A proximity-sensing silicone-cast toothbrush.
This starts beeping and lights up an LED if the bristles get too close to something.
First, I vacuum formed several…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on January 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
My "Flying Giraffe" Art-Inspired Name Tag is Assignment 1 of Educ211X--Beyond Bits & Atoms at Stanford.
My favorite famous artist is M.C. Escher. His mind…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on January 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments