Shop projects Summer Smile Program
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F. Lee Slick Morgan Park High School/IIT Staff
1744 W. Pryor Ave.
Chicago IL 60643
This is a listing of the projects that the teachers made in the shop proportion
of the Smile Program. This is intended to be a guide as to the type and the
different projects teachers can built in a shop class. This is not intended to
be a complete list but rather a guide for future classes. The projects are
intended to be used in the classroom and teachers are not restricted to this
large bird 22 Towers of Hanoi 71 Triangle Puzzle 94
hall pass 19 Small bird 39 wine bottle holder 46
Jensen bar 52 wave bottle 39 conductivity testers 28
plant dolly 8 tile for bases 6 tiles for centripetal 12
hex-a-flex 8 green house 6 bed of nails 5
mystery box 4 'T' square puzzle 6 white board 4x8 sheets 20
teddy bear 1 frame a picture 1 trading card stand 1
nail puzzle 2 air tunnel 1 test tube holder 2
planter 1 anerometer 1 barometer 1
rain gauge 1 bed of nails 5 static charge collector 14
circuit board 1 pulley holder 1 dicot model 1
clock 1 hovercraft 2 belt holder 3
rocket launch 2 nail sculptor 2 quiz board 1
track & rails 1 mitochondrion 1 cell and nucleus model 1
hair follicle 1 arteries model 1 skin + layers model 1
cell & membrane 1
total projects = 508 in 1996
The above is a list of the projects that were done in the summer of 1996. You
are not restricted to this list, these are only suggestions. One project must
be something that you will use in the classroom. The second project may be of
your choice. You must do 2 shop projects. Three are recommended. If you
choose to do a classroom set you must furnish your own materials. The first one
is free in most cases. You will be asked for an accounting at the end of the 5
The following materials are needed from home if you wish to do some of our
projects. 1 three litre bottle, 2 two litre bottles, 1 one litre bottle,
6 20oz bottles, all bottles must be clear.
Materials available for use in shop:
The following tools are located in the student shop in the basement of Seigel
Hall. Drill Press, Sander, Band Saw, hammers, saws of various types, pliers,
screw drivers, gauges, wrenches, files, clamps, etc. Materials which are in
the shop for the teacher's use include assorted wood, plywood, 1 x 2, 1 x 4,
1 x 6, plastics, screws, nails, glue, glue guns, tape, string, and other
assorted materials for building classroom projects.
Shop rules: Safety, Safety, Safety, Safety, Safety, Safety, Safety, Safety
Please use common sense when in the shop. The University's policy requires all
participants to wear glasses when working in the lab or shop. This policy will
be enforced. Please avoid loose clothing, be careful of rings, or jewelry.
(See detail list at end of report.)
New projects 1997:
string art accelerometers centripetal apparatus
cars electrostatic board catenary curve apparatus
bird in cage whale clip Pythagorean Theorem Puzzle
tornado bottle student book holder set of conduit pipes
motor + battery scissors holder kaleidoscope
rocket launcher skate board large book holder
book shelves book ends mole of plastic
bed of nails music pipes (PVC) music triangle (Al)
dry marker holder flower color board belt holder
small book holder interference speakers molar volume 22.4 L
clock telling time wooden flowers apple displays
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Policies and Procedures for use of Student Machine Shop:
1. No unauthorized person shall use the Student Shop.
2. Authorized persons are those who have taken the shop training course
and/or who have been approved by the Student Machine Shop Supervisors.
3. You are not to use the machines in the shop until you have been
given appropriate safety instructions by the supervisor.
4. All safety guards must be kept in position while machines are being
operated. Safety goggles or glasses are required at all times.
5. Machines are not to be operated while the instructor is out of the room.
6. All adjustments are to be checked and secured before the power is turned
7. Remove all wrenches and other tools from the machine before turning the
8. Machines must come to a dead stop before any required adjustments are
made. It is a good idea to unplug the machine before working on it.
9. Have the instructor check any special or unfamiliar set-ups before
turning the machine on.
10. Make sure loose clothing, jewelry, hair, etc is fastened securely or
removed before operating a machine.
11. Students who are not operating a machine should stay clear. If not
specified stay at least 3.3 ft or 1 metre away.
12. Do not distract the attention of the machine operator. If operating a
machine, concentrate on your work.
13. Pick up the scrap pieces. Throw away the small pieces and put the
larger pieces under the storage bench or in a designed place.
14. Shut the power off when you are finished or if you are leaving the
machine, never leave the machine running unattended.
15. Use extreme care that all lumber is free from nails, bolts, metal or
loose knots before machining.
16. Materials should never be fed into a machine faster than it will cut or
17. "HORSEPLAY" is absolutely forbidden in the shop or lab.
18. Some jobs require a helper. This requires great care on the part of
19. Never perform any operation unless you are entirely sure as to how to
perform it properly and safely. Make use of a dry run or practice run.
20. If you notice anything wrong with a machine or something goes wrong with
a machine, shut it down and notify the instructor.
21. Report any injury to your instructor immediately, if after hours report
to the campus police.
22. Any breakage of tools, bits, blades shall be reported immediately to
your shop supervisor.
23. Special tools may be used outside of the Student Shop and must be signed
out on the sheet provided by the door. Ordinary tools such as screwdrivers and
wrenches may not be taken out of the Student Shop. No tools are to be signed
out on an indefinite loan.
24. All tools are to be returned to their proper place when you are finished
using them. Do not leave bits in the drill press or lathe.
25. Clean up your area after using the shop, do not leave a mess for someone
else to clean up, it is your responsibility to clean up after yourself. Place
all waste in the proper containers.
26. The Student Shop Supervisors shall have the authority to alter these
policies and procedures.
27. Raw materials in the shop generally belong to groups such as SMILE. The
materials are not for everyone's use. However raw materials in small quantities
may be signed out from the Shop by an individual student user, provided that the
sign out was cleared with the SMILE group or the group which purchased the
materials. Large quantities of raw materials must be cleared with the student's
advisor or purchased by the advisor.
28. Keys to the shop may be issued to authorized students through their
faculty advisor, who will clear this with the Physics Department Chairman or
designed person appointed by the Chair or by the Shop Supervisor.
29. No children, nonstudents, nonstaff, or nonfaculty shall be allowed
access to the shop. (See rule 1)
30. All shop users are responsible for reading over these rules and
procedures and use is conditional upon agreeing to follow all rules and
31. Violation of these policies and procedures will result in the revocation
of all shop privileges.