Farming in Acadia
Students asked, "What would happen if we could go back in time and help the Acadian farmers look after the newly reclaimed farmland?" The Acadian farmers created dykes to create farmland from land formerly covered by seawater. As rains fell, it would dissolve the saly wash the brackish water away to the bottom of the field. The challenge was to create a robot that open a gate to drain the field and close the gate when the tide was coming in.
This was the first time these students had to program their robot to send and receive infrared mail. They loved seeing how far they could send the messages.
For more information on this project, look at the Through the Glass website .