PUBLISHED: Mon, 09/28/2015 - 18:55 by Mason Dochterman
DPEA Unveils New Mechatronics Project
Carousel of Physics showcases newest opportunity for senior engineers to demonstrate their skills, ingenuity.
In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, an astronaut who has seen what was coming in the future answered a question about what he had observed with the immortal words: “Something ... wonderful.”
Ask the same question of anyone who has seen the Carousel of Physics, the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy’s new Mechatronics project ... and you’ll get the same answer. From the Elings Center for Engineering Education at Dos Pueblos High School, something wonderful is coming indeed.
Over the past decade, DPEA has become well-known for its robotics program, which has brought a table full of awards to its senior classes.
Starting in the fall of 2014, Mechatronics joined robotics to become one of two “capstone” projects the academy’s seniors could choose from. Since September, 65 DPEA seniors have banded together to create the first Mechatronics installation, the one-of-a-kind Carousel of Physics.
The Carousel made its public debut last month at the enormous Bay Area MakerFaire, where it was admired by standing-room only crowds.
View the entire Noozhawk article here.