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Want a Deal on Dobot Magicians?

How about a deal on a some new Dobot Magicians?

We are constantly developing new resources for using the Dobot Magician in your classroom. This includes:

  • Activities
  • Presentations
  • Teacher Resources
  • Handouts
  • Tutorials
  • Solutions

To help us better understand who has Dobots, who needs Dobots, what accessories you have, and how you would like to use them, we would like you to take a short survey. This will help us better understand how you use them in the classroom and to help us better meet your needs.

Just fill out the survey and get a deal on the purchase of Dobots for your classroom! Click on the link below.

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IED Students Design & Build Clocks

For their final project in Design and Drawing for Production (IED), students in Mr. Hyatt’s class designed, modeled, and produced their own custom laser cut clocks.  Students were given some basic constraints but were encouraged to be creative, use the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired this year in class, and demonstrate what the laser cutter is capable of doing through cutting and engraving.  All clocks were cut using ⅛” Baltic Birch Plywood and pieces were layered, cut, engraved, and/or painted to achieve their specific looks.

In addition to this final project, students also designed, modeled, and produced custom fidget spinners earlier this year and printed them on the 3D printers.  They also designed and produced T-shirts with their own custom designed logos. The students did an excellent job! @PLTWorg @CazenoviaCSD @CazHSTechLabs @mfgeducation

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Injection Molding: Marvel of Modern Engineering

Jim Found this one, and it is a GEM!  A video about a plastic ball valve. Really? This is a marvel of engineering? Ummm… actually… yes. Jim and I both think so, and since it’s on the internet it must be true.

This is a great 15 minute video with some wry humor thrown in that explains how it is made, and also dissects it to see how it works. This video contains a ton of info pertinent to a CIM class as well, as it talks about material properties, manufacturing processes, and design for manufacturing.

It also answers the age old question…. “How did they get the ball in there in the first place?”. Thanks Old Tony!

Enjoy….

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New! Dobot Resources

You’ve asked… We’ve listened. We are in the process of developing even more “stuff” for the Dobot Magicians for those of you who use them in your classroom.  Please click on the link below to get more info on where to get resources like:
  • More information on where & how to buy them
  • Presentations
  • Lessons & Activities
  • Teacher resources
  • Student resources
CnJCIM is continuing to develop new resources as well as update current resources for using the Dobot Magicians. We would like to be able to keep you up to date with all of the resources we are creating. All the information collected on this survey will not be shared with anyone outside of the CnJCIM network and will only be used for the purposes of better developing more specific resources for teachers and professors like you.  
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Glass: Engineering Material & its Properties

Wow!  Who knew this about glass? Like many engineering materials, glass can take on many different properties depending on how it’s made and it’s composition.

Here are two great videos that demonstrate some engineering properties of glass  presented by Jamie Hyneman, and Adam Savage… hopefully you will recognize them! guess who’s a sponsor? A local glass company you may have heard of: Corning!  If you have not been to their glass museum, a summer trip is definitely in order. Very interactive and fun for all ages.

Be amazed as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman introduce us to a whole new way of thinking about glass. Learn the history of glass innovation and watch incredible demonstrations of bendable optical fiber and thin, ultra-flexible glass.This is the Glass Age, where materials science is constantly pushing boundaries and creating new possibilities for glass-enabled technology and design. See how glass is shaping the future at www.TheGlassAge.com Presented by Corning.

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