About Our Team
Our team is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. We are from The Dunham School, and are in the 5-8 age category.
My team and I are all good friends. All three of us are girls and love to read, draw, and sing. Some of us also participate in many of our school’s plays. All three of us have crazy creative imaginations. We love reading book series such as The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Percy Jackson(both the first and second series), Harry Potter, etc.
What were some of the challenges you faced, and how did you solve them? One of the challenges we faced was the motor used for the fan. It would spin so rapidly that the fan pieces attached to the motor would one by one go flying out of the house. When we asked our teacher for help, he suggested we add a resistor to the positive wire of the fan’s motor. After it was fully attached, the fan slowed down a perfect amount and it worked!
What were your design goals? Tell us about the features in your house: We wanted to make our house as real as possible with a doorbell, bed, a table, a couch chair, a fan, and a door. Later on we decided to add cat bowls on the far right just as a creative perk. We cut out squares on two of the flaps on the left side of the box. We made it look like windows in a door. The we attached a button switch on the left door. The switch was connected to the buzzer to act like a doorbell. Inside the house we had another switch for the fan(motor). We also had a blue LED light on the ceiling. The long piece of foam on the left of the second picture is the bed. The small piece of foam to the right on the second picture is the couch chair. We added a fan for air and a blue light on the ceiling. On the “patio” (the section with the purple flooring in the first picture) we added a paper table. It would be hard to live in a house without a table! We accomplished everything we had brainstormed.
What is your light source? The Sun
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