Monday, April 15, 2013

Bring That Beat Back!!!!!

Ok, Check this out.  Some super cool projects from the MAKE GURUS at Piner High School. We have been deep into making IPOD dock stations.  Each student gets the chance to make their own dock station. Only one rule.  It cannot be a box. Check out their skillzzzzzzzz.

Start with design ideas.
Always a watchful eye.

Inspired by the great pyramids
 Shaping foam as a base for the project

 Maria making here cupcake. Way over dressed!

 Flame ON!

 It takes tons of detail work

 shaping the materials

 Great shot.  Speaker will go in the hole and mini amplifier will be placed inside.

 Easy to get it roughed in, hard to finish the fine details that makes it look awesome!
 Ready for primer

 Donut with first coat of primer

 Ready for second coat of primer.  First coat of pirmer was given a guide coat of different color, then sanded to find highs and low of the body work.

 Vince Lombardi  would be proud ( This is going to be the Lombardi Trophy for the Superbowl Champs)
 Silver base color! All together now ....OOOOOOHHHHH AAAAAHHHH!
 Donuts are nummy!
Phonograph for Star Wars
 play music till your hearts content
 Future Cake Ipod dock


Electrical Madness!

I know , I know, its been way too long since the last update. It has been really busy around Piner High School Make class. We have been soldering and building circuits out of old deconstructed electronics. Making something from old trash is always exciting. Check it out.

Task: Using old electrical junk, Find a fan, an LED and any switch. With teacher provided 9v battery
make the switch turn on the LED and fan.

Removing switches form old circuit boards

 Team work is an awesome part of Making


Monday, January 21, 2013

The Wright Brothers would be very proud of Piner

The Gliders saga has come to an soaring end. The Piner High School Makers impress me daily with their attention to detail and focus.  This project was longer then we all expected, but is was worth all of the effort. Check out from beginning to end.

We started with basic principles of flight, vocabulary related to flight and building good old paper planes. Some students had never made a paper airplane.

After some basics, the students did some research and started on some basic airplane designs using balsa wood. They carved and shaped the wings the way they felt would allow for best lift for flight.

After we did some flight tests and more research on wing foil structure, large full scale drawings were done for templates and the building began.  All pieces were done by hand. No laser cutter was used, just good old hand tools. Look at the details. Symmetry is very important in flight. They did a great job.

 Sometimes things don't always work out.

The wings were covered with plastic wrap and heat was applied to shrink to a tight fit. 
 Yes .....They do fly

The Designers/ Engineers- Proud of their projects

I am very proud of these young men and women. Great Work!!!!! GO PINER!