2016 Olympics

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2016 Olympics


2016 Summer Program

This workshop coincides with the first week of the Rio Olympics. We will spend a little time watching feeds from the events that the Workshop will construct.

The Olympics are a test of design. Athletes train to master speed, strength, control, balance, and sometimes artistry. Test your design skills…and your motor skills (electric motors that is.) Construct an athlete for speed – a sprinter or cyclist; for strength – a weightlifter or shot putter; for control – a fencer (Foil, Épée, or Sabre); for style – a gymnast (high bar or floor.)

Build and modify a controller to power them all. Design your team's uniforms, mascots, and banners. Contribute to a triumphant closing ceremony.

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