Glasgow Showcase - Bionic Arm

Glasgow Showcase - Bionic Arm 

December 15, 2015 Baton Rouge, LA - Team Trace Security wrapped up their mentor session at Glasgow Middle School. For their project, they led the students in designing and building a bionic arm. The arm was constructed out of wood and was powered by a hydraulic system. The students also engineered a circuit system, that would trigger a buzzer to go off when the arm touched something.

Congrats to all the students and mentors on a job well done! More photos below. 


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