After a year of hands-on learning, our three for-credit classes are showing off their skills!
For their end-of-year projects, each of our Computer Science students were tasked with coming up with a proposal for an individual project that would demonstrate a concept learned in this year's course of study. Components for the project had to fit a particular budget and each student had to price out their components.
"At the end of the Summer I hope to have a YouTube video showing my Nerf Sentry Turret working ... I couldn't have done this without TACT," said Seamus Rollins. Seamus used his skills in arduino and coding, learned over the course of his two semesters with us, to create his one of a kind, automated Nerf blaster. Other projects included: 1) A Troll Switch that "secretly" turns the lights on after you turned them off 2) A PacMan Pixel Costume that uses LED lights to make a wearable Pacman costume 3) A wireless SNES controller to play retro video games. 4) "Dicey" -- A modified arduino coding project that acts like rolling dice.
Carpentry students have been working hard on furniture items throughout this semester, but their final project is truly something unique -- a chicken coop! Reading blueprints, following cut lists and learning to construct a small home is a perfect way to demonstrate all they've learned this year.
Any visitor to the TACT garage has seen the ol' Cherokee on the lift. Big news this week -- our auto students have her up and running! This was the first project our automotive program took on and truly a full renovation project.
Just a few of the restoration highlights include:
- New/rebuilding the engine
- New transmission and transfer case
- Rebuilding the suspension
- Rewiring the entire engine bay
- New axles
- New brakes
- New fuel system including intake
- New paint and body work
- New radiator and cooling system
- And so much more!
It was an incredible first year and we couldn't be prouder of our students! Have a fantastic Summer!!
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