Tom Vagnini (and his 3D printed design for the HUNCH scale) and Josh Fuller (and his 3D printed HUNCH mixer) to the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D printing challenge regional competition, and they won 1st and 2nd prize. Tom won his own Makerbot 3D printer and moves on to the national finals. More exciting accolades thanks to our HUNCH work! To read more about this competition go to here.
We are the Platteville HUNCH team, 2014-2015 initiative to develop and fly research experiments as part of NASA’s reduced gravity program. We are composed of Freshmen through Seniors working toward a common goal of creating hardware to improve life on the ISS.
We are designing a device to stabilize and control the attitude of a GoPro camera. By rotating three cylindrical masses at high velocities, each with its axle positioned on a different axis, the device will be gyroscopically stabilized on three axes. By adjusting the acceleration of each mass, it is possible to change the attitude of the entire device. In the future, we hope to program the device to track to a point or sensor. This will allow for easier videography on the ISS. If we make the mount more compatible with a more diverse selection of tools, such as flashlights or sensors, the device can essentially give an astronaut a “third hand” and allow him or her to work more efficiently. As for uses here on Earth, our device has an internal control system, meaning that whether it is used underwater, underground, or in the air, it could make minute movements without kicking up particles that would obscure the camera view.
You can find us @ PHS HUNCH
Our school website: Platteville Schools
We are a team composed of freshmen through seniors in high school working with NASA to create an experiment to aid and better the life of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).
Council Rock South is also participating in the Zero Robotics Competition and the ARISS Program.