Opportunity X 2021 Summer Camp
Opportunity X is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created and led by a group of high schoolers to share equitable science research opportunities with local middle schools.
We are hosting a FREE & VIRTUAL five day long engineering boot camp this summer! We'll run through one engineering project during our 90 minutes Zoom session each day. We will also post tutorial videos on our YouTube channel in case you have to miss a session.
The five engineering projects are: Make your own rain stick; Non-round rollers; Epic marble run; 3D printing CAD; and Duplicate your drawings with a machine. For each project, we will explain the engineering principles that make it possible and guide the students through hand-on experiments. Our volunteers have worked really hard this summer to ensure small class sizes and provide engaging interactive activities for all the campers.
We have two program times:
4-5:30 PM EDT 7/28 (Wed) through 8/1 (Sunday) over Zoom
4-5:30 PM PDT 7/28 (Wed) through 8/1 (Sunday) over Zoom
Signup link: tiny.cc/oppx2021summerE
Deadline to RSVP is Saturday, July 17 before 9PM. We will fill up our slots first come, first serve — so sign up soon!
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Experiments and Materials List
Wednesday, July 28: Make your own rain-stick
1 1.5in x 24in mailing tube (or wrapping paper tube, paper-towel rolls), 50 1-inch hardware nails, 1 roll of 1-inch masking tape, 2 pieces of index card or any small cardboard, a handful of rice and/or beans
Thursday, July 29: 3D printing design using tinkerCAD
Computer connected to the internet
Friday, July 30: Non-round roller
Printed paper template (will be provided), 1 piece of cardboard or cardstock
Saturday, July 31: Epic marble run
1 large piece of cardboard (at least 17x22 inch), 1 roll of masking tape, 1 hot glue gun and hot glue, 20+ popsicle sticks, 5+ marbles
Sunday, August 1: Duplicate your drawings with a machine
1 hole puncher, 10 brads, a few small slices of cardboard