Genius Camp Spring 2017

Presentation

Matthew Rosenblum and Nicholas Browne
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Presentation Video

Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Our bird in flight is a cardboard model of your average bird. Below the tail a string can be pulled to lift the wings, creating a flapping motion. Our project represents a simple bird made from only cardboard, glue, string, and a single washer. It is a quick and practical model of a bird. For those exact reasons our bird in flight is a cheap and resourceful way to teach basic mechanics in third world countries. For countries where money is tight project based learning can be a struggle. Our model uses materials that are easy to find or purchase. The glue can be replaced with another sticky material such as tape, the washer can be easily substituted with wire. Bird in flight is not just a bird flapping its wings. Its a way to teach basic mechanics such as pulleys, and why they have such a huge effect on our world.

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Nathan Wakhloo
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1. The Shark Tale is a cardboard model of a shark, in which the tail is able to move freely and is connected to the jaw, allowing the movement of both simultaneously. 

2. Our project was a cardboard model of a shark whose jaw and tail are connected through a piece of string, allowing the two parts to move simultaneously if one is moved. Initially, my partner and I wanted to create a shark whose tail could move automatically, however, we ran into many problems with this idea, due to our inexperience with robotics. Because of this, we had the idea to connect the tail to the jaw through a piece of string that would run either through or above the body of the shark. We encountered many problems in this project, mainly regarding the issue that it was difficult to connect a tail that could move freely side to side, in addition to creating a light enough jaw that would be pulled when moving the jaw. However, this issue was fixed, in addition to many others, with each iteration of the project, as each iteration of our project would vastly improve our project every time. By the end, the project became a very efficient and clean model of what we wanted. 

Presentation Video

Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Jacob Florence
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Kinetic Creature: Moving Frog

Abe Gonzalez and Lily Harkins
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In the beginning of our project, we decided to focus our animal on a frog. At first we wanted our frog to leap and stick to whatever surface it would land on. While creating our sketches and creating our prototypes, we figured out that it would be quite difficult to make this possible so we decided to make our project much simpler. In the diagrams above, we made our frog move its front arms back and forth by pulling two pieces of cardboard in between its two bodies. We had to figure out how we wanted the arms to move, how to keep the arms in place, and how we could make it easy for the arms to move. Our project of course isn't perfect, but we believe we completed our frog to the best of our ability and is totally functional. 

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Lily Harkins
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Lily Harkins
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In the beginning of our project, we decided to focus our animal on a frog. At first we wanted our frog to leap and stick to whatever surface it would land on. While creating our sketches and creating our prototypes, we figured out that it would be quite difficult to make this possible so we decided to make our project much simpler. In the diagrams above, we made our frog move its front arms back and forth by pulling two pieces of cardboard in between its two bodies. We had to figure out how we wanted the arms to move, how to keep the arms in place, and how we could make it easy for the arms to move. Our project of course isn't perfect, but we believe we completed our frog to the best of our ability and is totally functional.