This year features:
1) Another 3D printed drone body. Although, unlike last year's downloaded files, these parts were designed by 7th graders using TinkerCAD. As an added bonus, the kids took advantage of their classmate's recent headway with ditto printing to speed the process along.
Perhaps equally impressive are the clamps one girl downloaded, printed and assembled for her use while building the drone.
2) Pinhole camera (pic on its way!)
3) Hair straighteners - this was one of the more disturbing projects (visually!) Using supposedly "real human hair" (from Amazon) this group was studying the effect of different straightening techniques on the strength of hair. They used heat, but also wanted to use magnetism and dry ice (hey, it's 7th grade), so they needed to custom design their own handles to hold the magnets and dry ice. For these ladies, it was their first time using TinkerCAD and the 3D printer.
4) Gliders - This group began by downloading files on Thingiverse to do some preliminary background research, but quickly moved to designing their own wings. Starting off in TinkerCAD, they eventually decided to move to Fusion360. The best part? ONe boy taught HIMSELF how to use the 3D printer. Because he could. :)
5) Insect maze (pic on its way!)
like last year. Unlike last year (when we had only heard of AR for the first time 10 days before the fair), we've had time to learn more about Aurasma in general and will be using Aurasma Studio, rather than the more expedient, but less flexible app method.
While we had hoped to master the process of creating 3D models (ex) using Maya to incorporate into Aurasma (therefore allowing students to display v1 and v2, etc of their projects) we are happy to simply include student videos again.
We'll keep you posted!