Students with carved pumpkins

Pumpkins and Powertools 2019

Pumpkins and Powertools 2019

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This marks the first year that DaBL has hosted a halloween themed event and it was a graveyard smash! Inspired by a similar event from MIT, the goal was to carve a pumpkin using some nonconventional tools. Many of these tools may be unfamiliar to students, especially in this medium, but through a lot of peer to peer teaching, we achieved quite a number of successful jack-o'-lanterns. Drills were used to create pilot holes that could be used to guide hand or electric saws. The electric saws employed also made cutting the tops of pumpkins a lot easier. The most useful tool might have been the kitchen hand mixers which served as a clever way to extract a lot of the pumpkin core. Check out some of the snapshots below and join us next year for a host of pumpkin fun! 

Students working on pumpkin designs
Pumpkin carved with the word DaBL
Student etching designs on pumpkin
Students extract the insides of pumpkin
One of DaBL's students with pumpkin
Group of students with finished pumpkins
The word pumpkin written on construction paper
Student holding pumpkin labeled DaBL
Student carving design into pumpkin
Student holding finished carved pumpking
Group of students working on their pumpkins
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