|Has a Kit||Downloaded Software||Account Needed||3D Printed||Chromebook Compatible||iPad Compatible|
Design to Fly is an electronics design challenge where students will operate a flight simulator using a flight control panel of their own design. For Innovate schools starting FUSE before 2019, please refrain from activating the challenge unless you have purchased the Design to Fly kit.
What You Should Know:
This challenge was developed alongside Boeing engineers, so you can consider it the entry-level astronaut trainer!
Lots of materials can be used to create the control panel that holds all of the buttons, so if you come across some good scrap materials you can make them available for these purposes, like cereal boxes or card stock.
The vinyl cutter is used in later levels.
Frustrated students will complain the that plane has a mind of its own. It will turn when they don't want it to and do all sorts of crazy stunts. This is most likely due to kids holding the controls in their hands and touching both contacts on the back of the button, closing the circuit, and "pressing" the button when they don't intend to.
- Please add your tips, tricks, questions, and comments below.
Installed Software: None, thought Silhouette Studio is used along with the vinyl cutter in the last level
External Websites: fuse.geo-fs.com (password = see level one video instructions )
Account Needed: No