University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering Pre-College Summer Programs - Student Portfolios

Glider

Purpose of the glider/shuttle: to detach from the waterbottle(with water in it) at the right time and carry itself to safety. This glider needs a digital logic circuit and a mechanical device to release it from the waterbottle to glide after being launched.

Process: We decided to use the language, "Wire" (http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Wire) and code the program for an Arduino, an electronics platform. We also made the basic shape of the structure of the glider. 

Noah and Greg work on the wire coding and building of the glider.

Greg poses with the final prototype of the glider and the waterbottle that would launch with it.