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Reverse Engineering: Look! No Hands!

After SchoolSean Murray

Last week we learned the basics of circuits and built functioning heating elements. At the last minute of class before clean-up time, we held a piece of bread above on of teh elements, and watched it become toast.

Reid and Earnest toast a tortilla.

 

But holding bread while it toasts is tedious, and a little dangerous. So, this week we challenged ourselves to build hands-free toasters. I.e., toasters that hold the bread for you!

Stringing nichromium wire around mica sheet is hard! Frances and Rhone laugh their way through the struggle.

   "I think my base is about to catch fire..." Parker notices a design flaw. 

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