Thursday, September 10, 2009
This Sidekicks Project is aimed at helping special needs children have something enjoyable to play with. Our class is competeing to build the best propulsion device that would allow a member of the sidekicks program to control its operation.
The Saturday Sidekicks program focuses on building motor skills and self- esteem through participation in games, perceptual motor activities, tumbling, modified sports, dance and relaxation for all special need children.
Our objective is to build a device that will consistently launch a ball, or any object for that matter, at least ten feet and must be operated easily by the children.
Ten feet minimum
Not too heavy
Easy to operate
Can't be dangerous
Must be consistent
The first prototype must be ready by 10/29/09.