As a result of the three initial projects, some students chose to expand or improve on one of these earlier works in their personal project phase. One student, for example, worked on a wooden version of the automaton as a gift for her father.
Once again, I enjoyed seeing the creativity, persistence, and ingenuity demonstrated by my students throughout the semester. The curriculum modification to four specific projects (including personal project) worked well, and I look forward to the spring semester.
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