Glitter Shark!

At St. Raymond we, develop new projects each week that combine chassis design, electronics and coding. We get students engaged in a project with lessons that draw from fields not traditionally considered “technical” and invite them to take control and ownership over the exact shape of the project. Projects we develop are often anthropomorphic and cross into art, biology and literature. The most engaging projects are those that the students name and we collaboratively design within cost and time constraints. What the teacher is doing is to simply introduce new tools and techniques to accomplish the building of the machines students think should exist. People of all ages wake up to call themselves Makers when they end up smiling and laughing while picking up new tools and techniques. The animatronic Glitter Shark is a great example of the kind of lesson we enjoy developing from student ideas while tying a broad range of skills into the build experience.

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