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Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 1:22pm Age: 1 year
Category: Middle School


Giving students more choices in his technology class was on Mr. Clemmons’s mind as a new school year approached.

Expanding on previously taught projects, he was able to enhance the program with multi-media music videos (one student created a lyric music video); stop-motion animation; a greater variety of electronics-based projects, such as the construction of a reaction game; and a complex electronics/robotics combo-project involving extensive soldering. The latter is expected to take three weeks to complete, plus two-three weeks to troubleshoot.

Regardless of the project—from wooden catapults to robotics—students devote a lot of time to testing individual components for things like resistance and capacity.

In the works is a coin-sorter 3D project which will give students the first chance to try out the school’s new, industrial-grade 3D printer.

Also the adviser for the Robotics Club, Mr. Clemmons is excited over the spike in student interest this year. With thirty active members—and a waiting list—the number of robotics teams has grown from four to six, which will strengthen the club’s competitive edge. They will face their first competition on Sat., Dec. 2.