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GUBotDev hosts first campus event of the semester in I-HACK featuring "Slow Drop Challenge"

Published: 09/01/2022

GUBotDev members and new students participated in the first club event of the year in our I-HACK building.

GUBotDev members and new students participated in the first club event of the year in our I-HACK building.

GUBotDev (Gannon University Robotics Development) club held its first community event of the 2022-2023 school year.

GUBotDev is an established club on campus that focuses on the engineering and manufacturing of various projects and ideas for Gannon University, external companies, and professional development. Located on the third floor of I-HACK, GUBotDev operates and manufactures most of its work in the MakerSpace Lab, which is home to multiple 3D printers and laser cutters. 

During the event, attending students were divided into small groups to design their own parachutes in a "Slow Drop Challenge" that would safely deliver a small figurine from the I-HACK's third-floor balcony to the second floor. Students then tested their projects one at a time and each test was timed to measure how long each parachute took to reach the ground. The longest parachute landing with the most intact parachute won prizes.

GUBotDev is an open club on campus; all interested students are welcome to join. Email makerspace@gannon.edu to learn more and meet members of the club.

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