Intro to Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Merit Badge*

*You don't have to be in Scouts to participate in this class. For those who are in Scouts, we will cover most of the requirements for the Engineering Merit Badge, though some at-home research may also be required to complete the workbook (see Engineering Merit Badge Guidelines for more information). Merit Badges® and Scouts® are registered trademarks owned by Boy Scouts of America.

Don’t wait until college to learn about Mechanical Engineering!

Discover the incredible world of mechanisms and motion. Learn about levers, gear trains, flywheels, linkages, robotics, and more. Use the engineering design process to design catapults and hurl projectiles. Investigate the torque-speed trade-off in gears, use your knowledge to design a Lego transmission system, and compete in challenges with your classmates. Explore how linkages move, learn how to analyze real-world machines, then design and construct a custom hydraulic-powered robot arm! Each day offers exciting challenges and intriguing problems to solve.




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