We are a group of nine juniors at Fellowship Christian School with a desire to push ourselves by making a new large scale project. Last year we all made a Hovercraft, and we decided this year to tackle a claw machine. We are currently taking Electrical Engineering and are working to finish our next big project. We threw around many ideas before landing on the claw machine such as a drone or miniature plane but eventually fell in love with the idea of the claw machine. For the claw machine we will be basing our theme off of Jaws and doing an ocean-themed paint job. The final product will be roughly 38 inches tall.
To help finish the project during this semester we have split up into five groups. We have the body team, which is made up of Tristen Darmo and Matthew Duffin, who will be building the actual frame of the machine and making sure that there is room for the wires, controls, etc. We have the controls teams who is Jackson McGill and Alissa Gaddis, who will be programming how to move the claw and ultimately win the game! We have the gantry team, Payton Marlow and Andrew Zhang, who are responsible for making the claw move around. And last but not least we have the claw team, Drew Fiscus and Max Karetny, who are going to be making the actual claw and programming the button that will make it drop down. That leaves me, Jordan Darby, I am the project manager and will be keeping you all up to date on our latest progress as well as making sure things are coming along slowly, and just overall helping out where I can. Mr.Lawes will be overlooking the whole project along with helping guide us, giving us steps, and continuing to push us forward if we get stuck. That's everyone! We plan to have our project done by May 9, 2019 and cannot wait to show you what we get to be a part of along the way.
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Class of 2020