Mechanical Engineering

This section of the Jackson Journal is about anything related to the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines.

Robotic Venus Flytrap

By: Arnutchay Sy, Reporter
Researchers turned a living Venus Flytrap plant into a cyborg robotic arm capable of grabbing objects.
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Traxxas and Latrax - What went wrong?

Traxxas and Latrax – What went wrong?

By: Jonathan Tabbal, Journalist
Traxxas' idea for a mini car, Latrax, was supposed to be a cheaper alternative but what went wrong?
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Satellite Mega-Constellations

By: An Nguyen, Reporter
Starlink Satellites are currently being launched by SpaceX. What is their purpose and what problems might they cause?
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How Does Steam Power Work?

By: Thomas sites, Reporter
One of the biggest events in engineering was the invention of the steam engine. This made transport and automation infinitely better.
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Octagonal Wooden Mirror By Daniel Rozin

Daniel Rozin’s Mirrors

By: Caitlin Arnold, Reporter
“The mirror is doing more than taking your image, it is capturing something about your soul and showing it back to you. These amazing works of art wouldn’t be possible without the engineer and you."- Daniel Rozin
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This is the Oral-B iO. Source: Oral-B

A Very Futuristic Electric Toothbrush

By: Sebastian Rodman, Journalist
The Oral-B iO is a smart electric toothbrush that tries to make sure that the teeth of the user are clean and white.
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Curiosity Rover

By: Jackson Steider, Reporter
The Curiosity rover is a rover, funded and built by NASA scientists and engineers. It is the longest-lasting rover ever sent to Mars.
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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster Engineers

By: Aisha Telhan, Journalist
Have you ever wondered who designed the roller coasters at amusement parks?
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Fade Project

Fading LED Light Project- Using Elegoo UNO R3

By: Aisha Telhan, Journalist
The Fade project on the Elegoo UNO is simple and one of the easiest projects you could do on the Elegoo UNO.
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Trip Wire Alarm System

Trip-Wire Alarm System(s)

By: Aisha Telhan, Journalist

Alarm systems are a fascinating way to catch someone in the act. In movies and sometimes in real life, trip wires are typically used to catch bad guys doing something they probably shouldn't be doing,...

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Image Source:  Hummer.com

Hummer EV Edition 1 – The World’s Greatest Super-Truck

By: Kamren Fuard, Reporter

The Hummer EV Edition 1 is a brand-new concept-car from GMC. It is an all-electric all-wheel-drive super-truck with all sorts of new features. It has 1,000 horsepower, 11,500-pound feet of torque, and...

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Rube Goldberg Machine

By: Hannah Bang, Journalist
A Rube Goldberg Machine uses the domino affect.
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