Marshall University Continuing Education
LEGO Technology II

Marshall University's Continuing Education Department is sponsoring Children's College from February 12 through March 4, 2000.  The student participants are working through the LEGO "Miss Adventure" projects.  The "Miss Adventure" story is one that resembles the story of Robinson Crusoe.  Our "Miss Adventure" story begins with a ship wreck that results in the ship being left on a reef.  The victims must leave the ship and reach an island that is conveniently near.  Using parts of the ship, a raft is fashioned to float our heroes to safety.  After making land, the survivors must continue to use materials at hand to solve problems and survive until they may be rescued.

Mrs. Hamilton, the LEGO Technology Instructor works with a student building a model from one of the LEGO element kits.  In the next few weeks the students will construct models from the LEGO kits and then will construct them virtually with LEGOCAD, a software program from LEGO Dacta.  The students constructed a conveyor belt to shuttle food to the chickens, a crane to help in getting water, an automatic fishing pole, a very cleverly crafted raft,  and a vehicle for travelling around the island.  Next week, the shipwreck survivors will construct more solutions to their problems.

A crane to help with getting water
A conveyor belt to shuttle food to chickens
A cleverly crafted raft
An automatic fishing pole
An Amphian Vehicle
Another solution
Conveyor belt

Automatic fishing pole
Also used to scare animals away
Crane With Bucket Attached
Conveyor belt
Timing conveyor belt for efficiency
Cadding the conveyor belt
Cadding the raft
Cadding the car
Cadding the fishing pole
Close up of raft
MU LEGO Technology Feb. 12, 2000
MU LEGO Technology February 26, 2000
Marshall University's Continuing Education Department
Linda's LEGO Links
Davis Creek Elementary LEGO Site Map

Created February 19, 2000
S. Simon
L. Hamilton