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New Albany Robotics, Electronics Week Spawns Creativity

Amazing things happen when you put 16 students in grades five to seven together for a week to recycle disassembled electronic parts. The New Albany-Plain Local Schools’ Robotics and Electronics Summer Impact Program launched the imagination of students who created everything from helicopters and hovercrafts to airboats designed to power through the Everglades.

Their work even impressed the class’s instructor. “There were a lot of things I didn’t expect them to come up with,” says instructor Tim Bush. “They came up with them on their own.”

The students, who took apart toys, computer hard drives, fans and other electronic gizmos, got assistance from more experienced upperclassmen that have taken robotics courses at the high school.

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