Category Archives : engineering

Mission Objective #5 – EM-1 2

Our year-long projects and missions are finished. As a preview to our Launch Party, I put together the results of Rover Testing.   Our Mission Objective “Design, engineer, construct and program an autonomous robotic rover to navigate the length of an unknown flat terrain landscape while avoiding standard sized obstacles, collect and report environmental data to […]

Welding Lab Field Trip to MVC

The welding instructors with the 8th and 9th graders: Ron Henderson, me, Holly Stevens, Dwayne Roy and Sandy Wyche, Executive Dean from Career and Technical Education (CATE). It was an eventful time last Thursday. A selected group from our 8th and 9th grade Computer Science classes were treated to a field trip to the Welding […]

Mini-Camp Fundraiser 1

Our fundraising efforts are picking up for our Solar Car Challenge team. One of the major things that the team must do to get our project off the ground is to generate enough funding to purchase the materials to build our solar car. One of our main funding ideas had been a “Parents’ Night Out”. […]

Working for a living is pretty tiring. Stay in school as long as you can!

3D Printing in Space

There has been a lot of media attention about 3D printing for all kinds of industries. One of the great benefits about 3D printing is its ability to allow remote locations to fabricate their own tools or supplies. One of the most remote locations and hostile locations is space. Imagine being so remote that your […]

A 3D Printed Car? – Why Not?

As we hear more and more of the things that are built with 3D printers, it still amazes me of the kinds of things people will build. Here is something that is kind of cool: A 3D printed car (via CNN). Obviously not everything is 3D printed. The motor and electrical systems are not, but […]

All set to go…

The Solar Car Challenge Race. And so begins the new year with another new initiative we are starting. I already have some very positive feedback from a couple of our high school students. Next weekend marks the first workshop for new teams who wish to compete in the Solar Car Challenge Race. This workshop is intended […]