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Caz High School Students to go to space…Again!

A crew of ten Engineering design & development (EDD) students in Cazenovia High School’s Tech Club have decided to go to the air again. In 2015 they went into space the first time when sent a High Altitude Balloon into space.  They brought back HD video and science data that included temperature, pressure, altitude, and GPS headings as they flew to over 120,000 feet and recovered the balloon. See the article and video here. This year students have decided to try to circumnavigate the globe with another high altitude balloon and track it on the internet with a circuit that they have built.

Mike and Jules Hojnowski from Cornell trekked to Caz to help the students build the trackers. The Hojnowski’s are avid Ham radio operators and enjoy travelling around to help students build their own trackers following Mike H’s design. Everyone started at 7:30 am and spent the first three hours placing more than 240 surface mount devices; some so small you could fit 50 of them on your pinky nail. The circuit board tracker contains a tiny radio device that transmits GPS data back to Earth, as it flies 40,000 feet above the clouds. The tracker is charged by two solar panels, as batteries will not work in extreme temperatures.  These solar panels charge a super-capacitor that powers the whole device. A lightweight tracker is crucial to the success of their mission and the whole device will weigh less than 15 grams.

The afternoon was spent troubleshooting the devices, reflow soldering components, and extensive testing. After the parts were all placed correctly and powered up, they were programmed with Mr. Hurd’s ham radio call sign: KD2GJE. When it flies, you will be able to track it here on WSPR, and possibly here on APRS.fi. Stay tuned to see how they move forward with the project, as they plan to launch two of them in the Spring. More info will be available as we get closer to a flight date.

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Tool Attribute WS: What Speeds & Feeds for Renshape?

Question:

What are the speeds and feeds that you use in your classroom while CNC machining?

Answer:

That’s really a loaded question!  It depends on a lot of different variables. With that said, below is a list of speeds, feeds, plunge rates, and general info I use when machining Renshape 440 or 450 in my classroom on an Intellitek Super Prolight 1000. I have used the same numbers consistently on the Benchmill 6000, as well as the ExpertMill. Note: These are conservative. As you should be in your classroom, especially as a first year teacher!
Thanks to Fred Routson for filling this out properly! I then went and added my two cents.
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Cazenovia PLTW Student Designs Product for International Robot Company

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.

BRADY FLANNERY PARTNERS WITH ROBOTSHOP

lynxmotion-base-rotate-heavy-duty-base-vex-adapter-4Brady Flannery, a student in Cazenovia High School’s PLTW program recently came up with an idea to make a project in his CIM class easier. His teacher, Chris Hurd thought it was a good idea, and asked him to pursue it to use in his classroom next year. He spent many free periods throughout the year perfecting his idea, and making it work well. Word got out to RobotShop, an international robotics company, and they asked Brady if he wanted to pursue it as a saleable idea. Brady worked with Mr. Hurd through May and June, developing the idea, making models with the laser cutter, and documenting his progress. Throughout the design process Brady worked with the engineers & designers at RobotShop, vetting the design, until it was perfected. Brady then sent the documentation, including the 3D computer model files, where the company made prototypes, tested the final design, and approved it. Brady€™s design was recently approved, and is now on sale at RobotShop. Go to the RobotShop website to see it here: http://www.robotshop.com/en/lynxmotion-base-rotate-heavy-duty-base-vex-adapter.html  or at the Lynxmotion website here: http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-1062-base-rotate-heavy-duty-base-to-vex-adapter.aspx site
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The Big Move

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015.

MARQUARDT CELL MAKES IT TO THE CLASS ROOM… IN PIECES….

Students in the EDD class have spent the last 3 weeks planning, labelling, and dismantling the Cell donated by Marquardt. Today, March 23rd, 2015, all of the parts were brought up to room 231.
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