Canyon Crest Academy's Principles of Engineering participated in a class-wide project integration task where students investigated a unit on "Simple Machines."
Each team was asked to create a SMET (Simple Machine Energy Transfer) unit which had to incorporate several simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears, ramps, etc), and transfer a marble from the input to the output then pass the marble to another team in the class.
This group of students were able to get the marble to traverse all the machines with no human interaction several times- a feat never done before in this program!
Students in Torrey Pines High School's CAD course showcase their projects. Designs include a surfboard fin box (which the student then installed into a board he shaped), a phone case a student designed and printed for the iPhone 6, and a house a student designed for the Architecture unit.