Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Update 10-12-11

Dear Reader,

The first few weeks of class we have been brainstorming, where as a class,
we cut down our ideas into the four described below.

Originally, we each started with our own ideas that we pitched to the PLTW
teachers during the last school year. Over the summer, each individual
posted their ideas on the blog that are also included below. As this school
year started, we each explained our ideas to the class so we could
understand the problem statements better.

To help develop these ideas, each student did further research on one of the
given problems (not their own) and gave another presentation to the class.
Since we already knew all of the problems given, the research in each
project included more detailed information, like what is currently out there
and who the market is.

Once we decided our top choices based an open discussion and a class vote,
we split into groups, tackling each of the four ideas. Currently, we are
coming up with possible solutions and are going to pitch them to the class
within the next week.

Some other discussions going on with our class are about foundraising. In
order for us to work on our ideas, we need to have a money bank where we
can buy all of the parts needed. Foundraising is very important because
each project requires a large amount of money since we are basically
starting from scratch. Any ideas for foundraising are welcome. You can
either post them directly to the website or you can email me @

As of now, no ideas are set in stone, and we are still open for different
problems and different solutions. Our limit on projects is a minimum of 2
and a maximum of 5, maybe 6. I will keep everyone updated on all of our
future work and where we stand.