- Raspberry Pi - Two students are building their own computers, using Raspberry Pi as their platform. They spent some time previously ordering all of their materials and getting the micro SD card formatted and configured. They booted up this week.
- Mop-bot - Three students are creating a remote controlled mop, using an RC car as the basis for their robot. They discovered quickly that while assembling components was rather simple, it's another matter getting the bot to work with this new load attached. They are also brainstorming best method for getting the soap squirter to function.
- LED Cube - This returning student had an unfinished project from last semester. He finally had an opportunity to complete the project this week. LED cubes are popular.
- iPhone wall charger - One student is actually creating a go-cart, but while waiting for supplies his smaller project is designing an iPhone wall charger. The first iteration came out a bit small and we discussed the 45 degree rule for supports, so he's back at the drawing board, literally.
- Sailboat - One student is designing her own model sailboat to be 3D printed in pieces, with other material added on later for sail and other parts.
- Submarine - This is a returning student, who created an RC car using Arduino last year. He is hoping to replicate this process with a submarine.
- Mechanical crossbow - Two students are creating a kind of crossbow that will project a soft glove shaped object. They are still in the planning stages.
- Bouncy LED shoes - Two students are creating life-size wearable shoes that have a lift and cushion. These shoes will include some kind of LED light configuration when complete. They are currently prototyping in cardboard and other softer materials, but may eventually laser cut from wood, or 3D design and print.
I look forward to the coming days and weeks as these creations come to life.