APM worked with Windsor High students who built and launched a submersible robot above Kennedy Pond dam, that towers over Windsor village upstream. The robot will save the town thousands of dollars checking silt buildup on the dam.
It was not just another day at the Learning Lab at American Precision Museum. Students were making last minute adjustments to an underwater robot that they built to check for damage and silt buildup on the Kennedy Pond dam. The Edufactor video team was taping this activity for an upcoming video called the Evolution of Manufacturing. This video will debut in September and will include the students working on the robot project, along with pieces in the APM collection like the Blanchard copy lathe. Our partnership between the museum, the town, and the school provides opportunities for students to make a difference. The project combines STEM learning, historical inquiry, community engagement and public safety. Thank you, Gene Haas Foundation! Watch the resulting film American Ingenuity at American Precision Museum.