Here are pictures of the first part of this project. By building these frames and the shapes within them, the class learned to use the shop tools, laser cutter, and learned to make and modify tessellating shapes.
There is a great space in the hallway where we mounted the frames.
Megan and Katie
Jessie and Jonathan
Zach and Gavin
Part 2: First Motion
Here are a few of the drawings my students did of their prototype machines. At this point we were only interested in the mechanics, and not the final shapes yet.