|Making a human circuit!|
On Wednesday, the campers learned about the manufacturing process, and mechanical engineering. Using foam car pieces, the campers created an assembly line process to quickly assemble all of the cars. Much faster than when they tried to build each car individually! Next the campers built crash test cars, where they had to protect a hard boiled egg from a crash. To end the day, the campers built their own roller coasters, complete with twists and loops! The campers used their engineering skills to get the marble to roll all the way down their creations. (It's harder than it looks!).
|Testing the crash test cars|
|Building the crash test cars|
On Thursday, the campers became structural engineers and were challenged to build the tallest structure they could using only newspaper and tape. All the counselors were blown away with how creative all the campers were with their towers! The younger campers made their own HexBug mazes, and had fun racing them. The younger campers also made pop-up cards, and learned about The older campers started working on building their SumoBots for a battle on Friday. Washtenaw Engineering for Kids made a special visit to help with the SumoBots. They brought in programmable Lego robots, and the older campers got to program and assemble the bots!
|The winners of the Sumobot Battle!|
|Programming their creation|