Opportunity X 2021 Engineering Boot 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 2 hours 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:
4-7:00 PM EDT 7/28 (Wed) through 8/1 (Sunday) over Zoom
4-7:00 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!
Contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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