High School Technology Education students recently put their drafting and wood/metal fabrication skills to a test by designing, and then producing, "working machines." According to teacher Mr. Andrew Meyer, the students used Autodesk Inventor, a 3D modeling software, to design the machines. "This allowed the students to problem-solve and design complex parts without wasting material," stated Mr. Meyer.  As part of this first step, the students identified the various parts and components needed to make the machine work. They then used Autodesk to make individual part drawings and followed this up by creating the parts in the wood and metal labs. The project concluded with the students assembling and demonstrating their working machines!
Pictured are the working machines created by seniors, Isaac Wynn and Carter Houseknecht. Both students were inspired by the imaginative genius of Leonardo Da Vinci as the basis of their work, and their future plans, as each will pursue engineering degrees.
"Their machines are a great example of the quality of work produced in our labs and the quality of our students!"- Mr. Meyer

Isaac replicated DaVinci's column setter. The machine sets large columns vertically. 
Carter created DaVinci's paddle boat. This design uses gearing to increase speed and torque off of one central movement. 

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