# Technology

This section provides example lesson plans and other documentation for introducing LEGO robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters, and stop motion animation.

# Second Project to Introduce Laser Cutting

Participants are introduced to the laser cutter by designing and fabricating their own nametag. This activity introduces the basics of 2D design and laser cutting. This project can be done [ ]

# Project to Introduce Stop Motion Animation

Participants are introduced to the art of stop motion animation. Stop motion animation is a fun way for students to explore concepts and themes through filmmaking. For example: This SAM [ ]

# Project to Introduce LEGO MINDSTORMS

Participants build a ‘Silly Walker’ robot that moves without wheels. This project introduces the basics of building and programming LEGO MINDSTORMS.  Introduction to materials: this activity introduces students to LEGO [ ]

# Project to Introduce Laser Cutting

Participants create a laser cut structure by first prototyping the structure in cardboard then with the laser cutter. Teamwork: participants must work effectively in groups to create a structure. Process: [ ]

# Project to Introduce 3D Printing

Participants create a 3D printed figurine as a group with individuals each designing a part of the figurine (such as head, torso, arms, and legs). A ball and socket joint [ ]

# Complex Commonwealth Commute

Project outline Our project was to produce a stop-motion film in which we introduced an application of a mathematical process to solve a problem. To do this we had to [ ]

# Stop-Motion Wizard Battle

The Assignment: make a stop-motion animation video of less than thirty seconds, that used props made with 3D-printing, Arduino programming, and laser-cutting, learning how to do everything along the way. [ ]

# 3D Model of Ball and Socket Joint

This 123D Design file of a joint can be used to attach 3D printed parts together.  Example of Jointed Figurine

# Luke and Vincent’s Astronaut

We did this intro project as a way to familiarize ourselves with the tools we would be using during this internship period. The goal was to make a 30 second [ ]

# Rose/Orian Proj 1

The goal of this project was to produce a short (30 seconds or less) stop-motion film. In order to do this, we had to plan out a story, design and [ ]

# Intro Project for Maker Internship

This is the project that we will work on first for the maker intenship as a way of introducing everybody to all of the tools available.  The project outline and [ ]

# EV3 Color Sensor (Part 2)

Description of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Color Sensor (Part 2) See part 1 here: http://youtu.be/if1yk4WiaiQ

# EV3 Color Sensor (Part 1)

Description of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Color Sensor (Part 1) See part 2 here: http://youtu.be/IplkMchOabc

# EV3 Light Sensor (Overview of Features)

An overview of the basic features of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 light sensor.

# EV3 Building Sturdy Structures

An example of how to use the beams, pegs and other parts in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit to create simple study structures.