Engineering (Circuits and 3D Printing)

Students will explore the basic properties of both series, and parallel circuits, by creating artist paper circuits. Students will have numerous opportunities to build different circuits challenges (creating radios, disco lights, and more). For their final project, student will be designing and creating an artist drawing that has a simple circuit light incorporated into it. After circuits, students will spend the remaining time, explore and creating using the 3D printers in the Marker Space! Students will be able to learn valuable skills using the program Tinker cad, as well as Thingiverse design site! Students will complete this portion of our Mini academy with their own custom 3D printed object designed, created, and printed by them!

The makerspace and robotics lab at CFIT, dedicated to former BCSS Innovator Ed Morrison, is a facility unlike any other, and is the envy of many other school systems. This enormous 5,400+ square foot space is dedicated to the encouragement of invention and discovery through tinkering, making, and engineering. The space is equipped with:

  • Eight 3D Design & Printing Stations
  • Standard, Large Format, and Resin 3D Printers
  • Two Mac Design Stations
  • Vinyl Cutting Machine
  • Four FLL Robotics Dual Competition Fields
  • One FTC Robotics Competition Field
  • Lego EV3 Mindstorms Robotics components
  • REV Robotics components
  • Construction Tools & Materials
  • Electronics & Microprocessor Supplies and Materials
  • Project Tables


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