Engineering – ’98 to ’99
The Drake High School Engineering Academy was a great entrance into learning how to build and design things. We would learn about a a concept in physics, they we would have a design challenge that required knowledge of the concept. Then we would use Autocad to design our solution, then build and test it.
While my plane didn’t fly that well, our human powered vehicle dominated the race against the other teams from our class (it had rack and pinion steering and was full suspension with 10″ of rear travel). If I come down with lung problems in my old age it will probably be because of the welding galvanized pipe to create this awesome creation.