Flying Objects Montage

Andrew Todd Marcus
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David Wang
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Flying Objects - Day 1

David Wang
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Flying Objects

Saba Ghole and Andrew Todd Marcus
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Zoom your way through this studio by building your own RC model of a sci-fi flying machine! Learn about all the components that make your flying object go zoom: motors, batteries, engines, radio signals, wings and propellers, and robotic intelligence.

In this studio, students will be constructing an electric flying object with a sci-fi theme. They will also evaluate the merits of nitro and gasoline combustion. Students will ride the waves of radio frequency and modulation, thus understanding how transmitters and receivers communicate. Other topics of discussion include methods of flight, design and engineering, and levels of robotic intelligence (automaton, remote control, teleoperation, full autonomy). Students will experience the hands-on joy of soldering, drilling, and building circuits before applying a custom paint job for the finishing touch. Then it’s off to the races in a final exhibition where the sci-fi objects will zoom away to save the world!

Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:


  Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)




  Robotics (Arduino)

  Sensors & Actuators

  Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)

  3d Modeling