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Zero-Gravity Scale

The Group
(From left) Nathan Rogers, Laura Auerbach, Armani Arroyo, Keith Hoell, Jonny Bellavance, Andrew Duell


The Goal
The Zero Gravity Scale project began two years ago. Engineering students from the class of 2013 started working on the project. The purpose of the project is to obtain the mass of an object when in zero-gravity. Since the students who began the project graduated last year, juniors in the Engineering program have taken over this year. The Scale flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane in April of 2013. The project was rather successful, but the goal now is to make the scale smaller so it can fit in a 10x10x15 cubic centimeter box.


Scale that flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane last April

Tri-County HUNCH

Welcome to Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School’s HUNCH Website.



Tri-County has taken on three different projects that groups of six to seven Engineering students are working on.

Projects include:

Zero-Gravity Scale

Space Mixer

Underwater Plant-Growth



Zero-Gravity Scale: To measure the masses of objects in Zero-G.

Space Mixer: To mix materials of different states of matter together while in a zero-gravity environment. After being mixed having it cook in a heater.

Underwater Plant-Growth: To have the plants grow properly in Zero-G with no interference.