Makerspaces are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices. Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

      Provide access to a wide variety of tools and technology;
      Facilitate group interaction, knowledge, and resource sharing;
      Supply access to physical space for individual project development;
      Provide an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation;
      Access to equipment for prototyping project ideas for companies.


The "MAKE Project" is the new home base for what was originally called “The BattleBots Project” in 2001. To this day students become masters of engineering technologies, serve as mentors, and pursue a wide variety of science and engineering projects and competitions. Seamlessly and without fanfare, even our past students (some now Professional Engineers) continue to help. The project was renamed to Robot and Design Decathlon (RADD) in 2006 to support a larger range of engineering challenges. In 2010, our project was once again renamed, this time to "MAKE," based on Make Magazine.
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Panasonic 2013

Category: Achievements

Posted: February 6, 2013 by Mark M

Photo of E2V2 used in Engadget

Engadget, a popular online magazine, uses a photo shot of our 2006 National Champion BattleBot “E2V2” for a rumored new show by James Cameron to be seen on Discovery. The article can be found at http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/james-cameron-to-create-robogeddon/

Category: News

Posted: May 23, 2012 by Mark M

Mechatronics 2012

Engineering Explorations - Mechatronics is held once again Summer 2012. It is a lab-based summer program which focuses on mechanical design, such as developing CAD models, building robots, and using sensors and controllers. More information and details can be found on this website. Applications will be accepted until April 30.

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Posted: April 25, 2012 by Mark M

Lemelson-MIT Progress

The Lemelson-MIT team has successfully charged a cell phone using a bike and generated 10 volts. They are now working on a windmill which should produce similar results.

Category: News

Posted: April 25, 2012 by Mark M

LED Challenge

Congratulations to Martin Fronius and Aaron Weinstein for winning second place in the LED Challenge, as well as various other awards.

Category: Achievements

Posted: April 25, 2012 by Mark M

Panasonic Challenge

Congratulations to the Panasonic Team for winning second place in the Panasonic Challenge.

Category: Achievements

Posted: April 25, 2012 by Mark M

Lemelson-MIT

The Lemelson-MIT team did a field test that gave outstanding results. They achieved 1.15 volts without using a minty boost(energy enhancer). The 1.15 volts could be potentially increased up to 5-10 volts, enough to charge a cell phone. Their website with the most current information can be found at www.sites.google.com/site/bcalemelsonmit.

Category: News

Posted: January 18, 2012 by Mark M

Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to a successful year!

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Posted: January 4, 2012 by Mark M

LED Challenge Submitted

Two students have submitted their project for the LED Challenge: an LED guitar that lights up as it plays. A video of the guitar in action can be seen on Youtube. Best of luck to the team!

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Posted: December 21st by Mark M

Lemelson-MIT Grant Won

Ten members of our team have successfully won a grant to participate in the annual Lemelson-MIT competition. Our project is to create energy out of e-waste for third-world countries.

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Posted: November 16th, by Mark M

School Year Begins!

A new year at BCA has started! The Titanium Knights are looking forward to a great year for the 2012 team.

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Posted: September 8th, 2011 by Nicholas Maselli

Mechatronics

The engineering mechatronics section of the Summer Science project concentrates on mechanical, electronical, and computer engineering. Students used Arduino microcontroller boards to create different task-based robots, including line-tracking and light-tracking robots, as well as using ping sensors. A picture of the 2011 mechatronics team with their robots can be seen here.

Category: News

Posted: January 18, 2012 by Mark M