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I wanted to recreate Cabot Tower in my favourite game, Minecraft. "First I went up to Cabot Tower and took a look. Then I figured out how to make it in Minecraft, the cubic game. So I did. I started off with clearing off a mountain. Trust me, it was a long process. Second of all, I started to fill out the land areas I would build on. It was ridiculously boring. Then, I started building up the walls using stone and dispensers. I put Illiger banners and trap doors and ladders and an iron door with a stone button. The stone button was a bad idea. It took me a while to get through the door. The canons were fun to make. The snowball shooter was not that cool, but the Firemaker 3000 was very cool to make. I used a lever and a dispenser to make the canon. I also had to use red stone dust and piston."
People deserve to be able to go outside on their own without fear of all the terrible things that could happen while living alone and my innovative design allows people to do that. I started off using tinkercad to create a cat shape for the housing of my project. I eventually built it up and created a cover that can easily clip on and off. So the sound device can fit safely inside. I have a small hole at the end for cords to come out through, and an easy way to hold the device. Next, I started coding in Python and after a lot of research and trial and error, I got both my button and buzzer working on the GPIO. It is still a work in progress, but it is coming along very well.

LEO Project

1 year ago
LEO is an intelligent art installation that would serve as a signal light for the Riverview Arts Center to signal the end of intermission, but to also serve as interactive art in the RHS foyer. The intelligent chandelier will be made out of laser cut acrylic with LEDs controlled by custom made SAI boards and Rapsberry zeros.

3D Animals

1 year ago
We designed animals using 3D shapes and printed them in 3D We used a website called tinkercad and created animals out of 3D shapes and printed them off in our classroom

LED Lightsaber

1 year ago
What if I combined two things I love into a fun project? "I created the lightsaber with fluorescent light tube packaging, a strip of neopixels, some paint, some wires and electronics, and 3D printed pieces. First, I coded the neopixels to turn on and off with a pin press using a Bboard and microbit. I then modeled the hilt using Tinkercad and 3D printed it in several pieces. Next, I painted the plastic with acrylic paint and paint markers, then coated it with modge podge to both seal in the paint and give it a more matte and glossy finish. I used hot glue to hold the plastic together and soldered the wires together, and did the same with an on/off switch. I attached the wires to the Bboard, as they did not need to be soldered into place. Lastly, the tube fitted snugly into the rainguard, finishing the lightsaber."
Our project involves a cross-curricular application of creative problem solving through 3D design. Students learned the basics of Tinkercad and 3D design. They each selected an animal to learn about and design. Students had the opportunity to engage in writing projects and apply geometric principles in addition to learning new technological skills.