This year, Leo Kastenberg '20 and Will Hagele '20 designed a chess program over the course of a semester, and then, for fun during the "Makerspace" J-Term class, built a robotic rock-paper-scissors claw—along with Jake Moss '20—in about six hours' time.
Philly.com profiled their work in "A robotic claw that plays rock-paper-scissors? Germantown Friends students built one" published this week.
From the article:
As for their motivation for attempting such projects, Kastenberg summed it up in two words: "It's fun."
Hagele's mother, Catherine, who was at the assembly where the rock-paper-scissors claw made its public debut, was amazed.
"I was just really proud and really grateful that he goes to a school where science is celebrated," she said, 'where creativity outside the classroom is encouraged."
(Photo credit: Jessica Griffin, Philadelphia Inquirer)