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Manufacturing Myths

There are many myths about manufacturing held by high school students and adults alike across the US, and right here at home in our high schools. How can high school students make choices about careers in manufacturing if they don’t even know what it is? Here are some of the myths your students...

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Introduction to RobotC and VEX Inputs & Outputs

When you think about it, in manufacturing, controlling things is necessary to perform very complex tasks to manufacture items to tolerances finer than a human hair. Think about all of the systems that have to be controlled in a single work cell in a factory… then multiply it by 10’s or 100’s of cells....

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Fluid Power-Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Hydraulics is defined as the branch of science and technology concerned with the conveyance of liquids to produce mechanical force or control another system and Pneumatics is defined as the branch of physics or technology concerned with the mechanical properties of gases. The key here is that...

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Dipping with the Dobot Magician

Pick and place and moving things around are staples of industrial robots.  Another reason to use robots in industry and automation is because of danger to humans. Robots can work in environments that are adverse to humans; especially toxic and/or adverse environments. Sometimes the best way to pick...

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Dobot to Dobot Handshake!

We did it! We made a dobot magician talk to another one and make it start. We even added a VEX switch as an input to start the first one. It is easy to do, but one word of caution: Never connect or disconnect any wires to the dobot while it is powered on; always power it down first. Damage may result! Ok,...

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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. Tags:  ...

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Automated Switch Manufacturing Cell:

on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. WHAT DOES IT DO? So you know about the cell that Marquardt Switches donated to Cazenovia High School, right?  There’s a little more info here. Scott Hansen, The engineer who designed and built the cell that manufactures power tool switches came to school to...

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