Students in the Fluid Power Club attended a workshop at Daman Products, a manufacturing company in Mishawaka, where they received training on how to build a pneumatic/hydraulic lifter and rotator.
At the end of the training, each team received the tools and materials to take back to school with them to use to build a prototype of their machine.
Students will spend time over the next eight weeks engineering their prototypes to prepare for Challenge Day.
Challenge Day is a timed event where the teams have to rebuild their working hydraulic or pneumatic machine using just wood, paper, tubing, syringes, and glue. The machine must be able to pick up objects and move them, one at a time, to various targets on the board.