Here at IES Kista we have so many different and inspiring projects going on. One of them took place in one of the well equipped and modern Science labs, where the students were assigned do design a project demonstrating how pressure works. There were a lot of well thought out projects, however, one stood out. A robotic arm was designed and built. The assignment was laid out over the period of a week, where one and a half lesson was designated for designing and thinking a project out.
Using the google classroom technique and our disposal, one of the students designed and built a fully functional robotic arm. Please see the pictures below. The way the robotics arm works is with the help of three, double fitted pistons, moving the robotic arm in three directions. The robotic arm is controlled via a control pad where the different pistons is filled with color coded fluids, each fluid controlling a different movement.
In addition to this, three students from IES Kista is participating in the EDU-ARCTIC technology competition, where students are performing research on the difficulties facing the polar environment around the world. The research ideas submitted by the IES Kista students span over the spectrum of problems facing the arctic, among others the hunting of polar animals and the consequences of polar tourism.