Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day

There were lots of amazing Valentine's boxes, but none impressed me as much as this one! You must watch this video of a briefcase hand scanner Valentine's Box powered by some high tech including arduinos.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rubik's Cube Arrives in England

About a week ago, we posted about the rubik's cube we created for an eight year old girl in England. It arrived already, and her father sent us this video!

If you missed the original on the rubik's cube below.

New Trails in Greenville?

When Fred Kiser was looking for support for the new bike/walking trail in Greenville, he came to the Futuristic Foxes. He came to our classroom and asked if we could come to the Business Expo at Thiel College to help pass out brochures, give information about the trail and tell how people could help.

Of course, the Futuristic Foxes (and a Dauntless Dogs) pitched in on Saturday, February 6, to help spread the news about the new trail being blazed from Greenville on the west side of the Shenango River. It will follow the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad north to Jamestown and the Pymatuning State Park area. The trail is projected to be an 8 foot wide asphalt surface. and may extend southward and connect to the Trout Island Trail, thus linking two of Mercer County's major recreation areas - Pymatuning and Shenango Lakes!

Our post at the Expo manned by a Dauntless Dog and a couple Futuristic Foxes.

We enjoyed using this Google Map to show the path of the potential trail.

Occasionally, we walked the map around the Expo so everyone could see!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our Braille Rubik's Cube

The Futuristic Foxes have just finished the coolest project ever! We used the 3D printer to make tiles with bumps on them. There were six different colors and nine tiles of each color. The first color had one bump, the second had two, the third had three, etc. up to six. We used gorilla glue to attach the tiles to a Rubik's cube, being careful that none of the glue seeped into the cracks to damage the functionality of the cube. Here is the finished product.

Here comes the really cool part! This special Rubik's cube is for a blind girl named Grace who is eight years old. As a matter of fact, the day our teacher took the cube to the post office to mail it to her in England was Graces's eighth birthday! We are not sure how long it will take to get to her, but we can't wait!