What happens when you play so much playstation that your hands slip and your controller slips from your hands?!?! You can't have that, so these gentlemen have found a fix!
When the Janitor has issues, the rest of the school does too. He is an important fixture in our school. These two gentlemen set out to help him out when he said "The handle of my dustpan just keeps unscrewing. I can't get it to stay in and it's annoying to have to keep putting it back in!"
Everyone needs a pencil point guard... There is no stabbing going to happen here!
Today another student was able to pick the circle off of Charlotte's tray. Just one more reason to reengineer. The girls went back to the table armed with sugru and went to work.
Other students were faced with the same challenge - make something around you better for yourself or someone else... this is their testimonial.
Today the Sugru circle was put to the test. Charlotte loved it! She was able to eat half of her yogurt by herself and then ... we ran into some issues. When the weight of the yogurt wasn't in the cup, she was able to move the cup up and it tipped out of the circle. Back to the drawing board.
This month the DREAM Lab was lucky enough to get a shipment of Sugru to hep find a hack that would make the world a better place. Sugru is a self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It moulds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight.
Students of Team Otis were challenged: Given this unique substance, what can you do/make to make the world around you better?
Enter group #1. Three lovely ladies who were super excited to find a way to make the time in the cafeteria an easier time for the aides that help her. This student has trouble feeding herself and uses modified utensils to eat. She loves yogurt and apple sauce, and each day when she eats this, she has to have an aide hold the container for her. Group 1 decided to help this situation by using sugru to make a ring on her table. This ring will hold her container and allow her to be more independent. More pictures to come on Monday as she uses it for the first time!
This week our challenge was to figure out how to keep an egg safe when its dropped from the roof of the school. We then related it to crash test dummies, seat belts and air bags. Here are some pictures and video of the event.