Kansas Citizens for Science sponsored a Raspberry Pi Innovation Contest this school year. The motivation was to increase opportunities for students in coding and engineering. Contestants were to program a Raspberry Pi to run a piece of machinery.
The contest winners were a team from Manhattan High School. They all played ultimate frisbee and decided to build a frisbee launcher. They designed the machine, built it, programmed its controls all with very little teacher input. The team is to be complemented on their excellent work and on appropriate documentation of the development process. You can inspect the team’s work on their website, http://tecnoa.ninja/. The site contains a description of the project, as well as a condensed video that documents the project and a video of the frisbee launcher at work.
Kansas Citizens for Science provided a Raspberry Pi and $150 grant for materials. Congratulations to the winning team from Manhattan High School for their excellent work.