Exploring Technologies

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  1. Bridge Bulding in Action

Bridge Bulding in Action

One of the projects students taking Exploring Technologies did was design a bridge first by sketching, then drawing it on Illustrator to scale, then then printing the bridge to a one-to-one scale on paper and using that design plan to cut and glue 5 mm by 5 mm bass wood to make their bridge. Destructive testing proved efficiency goals of over 1000 for some students. Once built and tested, an evaluation was completed and their illustrated design was transferred on to a Western T-shirt as a souvenir to take home with them.

Bridge Building Process

Bridge Sketches 1

Bridge Sketches 2

Cutting Pieces

Placing Cut Pieces

Fun Stuff

Placing and Fitting


Final Construction

Destructive Testing

Design on T-Shirt