Thinking outside the box isnt enough anymore, as one group of students has found gearing up to an exhibition where high school students display CAD Lab Projects that are judged on function and design.
The outside the box thinking came in handy for Christian Spencer. He collects Rubik’s Cubes and other 3D puzzles, but being color blind presents obstacles to solving them.
He built his own puzzles, as part of Buffalo High School’s computer aided design lab. End of the year projects were completed last week.
The past 10 weeks or so has been a dizzying response of calculations, computer design, 3-D printing, and assembly to create the finished project.
“I really like messing with stuff like that, so when (teacher Walter Farwell) gave us the project to do whatever we wanted, I thought it would be cool to make my own because I’m color blind. I thought if I can make one and make it different shades of grey, it would be cool,” Spencer said. “I took apart one of the cubes I already had and went off the measurements of that, but they just have to be so precise.”