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In this system, you will select from the items below on the list of possible projects.

This list is intended to be flexible, and to push your projects into some productive directions. If you don't see something on the list, speak with Mr. Connors.

Various items on the list have higher or lower point values, mostly due to their complexity.

The main way that you will get experience points for these projects is by doing them and creating documentation of what you create.

Since creating in a community is very important with projects, you can also get more experience points by "creating buzz" around your project. If you can get your project placed onto other websites, you will then drive more recognition to the project. More recognition/buzz = more points for you!

 

You can look into this video and the links below for more info on the background of the system: http://duxtech.ning.com/profiles/blogs/extra-credit-gaming 

 

Processes:

Follow existing documentation for learning a new process

Add to the existing documentation for doing a process

Write a new set of instructions on how to do a process with tools and materials.

Write an instructable about how to do something

Create an instructional video on how to do something

Make a screencast of how to do some process.

 

Design software:

Using Open Office to design for fab

Using Gimp to design for fab

Using Sketchup to design for the mill

Using Sketchup to design for the Shopbot

 

Tools:

Learn how to use these tools so that you can do projects with them

Vinyl Cutter

MicroMill

Shopbot

Makerbot

Lathe

 

Make things that serve a purpose

Invent a tool

Create a sign for use in the school

Create a device that will be used by people in the school or community

 

Fix things

Repair something that is broken

Fix a computer that doesn't work

Fix a monitor that doesn't work

 

Customizations

Customize a computer case

Customize a flat screen monitor

Create a new case for a mouse

 

Build a Computer

Use an online tool to build the specifications for a computer

Order the parts for a custom computer

Build a custom computer

 

Computer Networking

Make a Cat 5 cable

Set up and change the settings of a router

Troubleshoot a network so that all the parts of the system work together

 

Programming

Learn a new programming language

Program something that other people can use

 

Project documentation

Write a blog post

Save 10 tagged links on Delicious.com

Upload project pictures to Flickr

Upload video of your project to Youtube

Write an instructable on how to do a project

 

Follow somebody else's documentation

Hackaday: http://hackaday.com/

Make: http://makezine.com/projects/

Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/

 

Competitions:

Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Dead-Computer-Contest-Winners/

Make Robot build: http://makezine.com/robotbuild/

BU Engineering Design: http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/

West Point Bridge Design: http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/

Real World Design Competition:http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org/ 

 

Build Buzz

Get your project posted on Hackaday

Get your project posted on Make

Get your project posted on Boing Boing

Get your project posted on Gizmodo

Get your project in the local newspaper

Get your project on television

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