I started the creator's studio class by making a Raspberry Pi computer. In case you are unfamiliar with a Raspberry Pi, it is a credit card sized computer that uses a TV or computer monitor as a display. It uses a standard usb keyboard and mouse, and it is a very basic, yet versatile computer. This project definitely had its challenges. The first was finding the software and installing it on his computer. It was a very large file, and it took a while to download. This also lead to a few classes trying to get the software on my partner, Maxwell's, computer to the pi. One of the more interesting parts of the project was seeing it boot up for the first time, we had no idea if or when it would work, but it eventually did. I learned a lot of things during this project. One of which was how to spell raspberry. Another was what went into these small computers, and how they work more clearly. This was a very good choice for a project, and I can look back on it and know and say to everyone that I built a computer.
The first two are pictures of the inside of my pi, and the last is one with its case that I downloaded from thingiverse.
My creators studio teacher isn't the tallest of people, and he needed a tool that could be attached to a broomstick to pull electrical outlets down from the ceiling. I took on this task by making a "claw" typed thing.
For my project, I made a car with functioning headlights.
The most challenging project was most surprisingly making the body for the car. The most interesting part of the project was programming the hummingbird to do all of the things that I wanted it to do. I learned a lot of things includng learning about the process for making the lights go on and off in the dark, and making the motors work.
Trebuchet of DOOM
This is going to be a swiveling trebuchet controlled by a programmed arduino board. The materials I am going to need are plywood, something to glue the wood together, an arduino board, and something to mount the trebucet on.