Welcome one and all to the Website for Group Five! We cannot
wait to show you more of what we hope to accomplish and it
will all be coming along very shortly!
The project we've chosen this year is to help bring a lot of
happiness into the lives of children who attend the Sir
Fredric Fraser School in South End Halifax. How can that
possibly be a mechanical engineering project you ask? Well in
the next 8 months we plan to show you!
It's called the Earth Wheel, and what it does is entertain
groups of children with a variety of disabilities. Currently
the earth wheel is a gigantic music box which entertains
children who are blind or visually impaired with a range of
sounds including cymbals, drums, bells, gongs and horns. The
children make their own music and power the wheel by using it
like a merry-go-round, being rewarded by new combinations of
sounds depending on how they walk, run, lift or shake the
Unfortunately the earth wheel has fallen into a state of
disrepair, being outside and exposed to the elements for 10
years has worked its cathodic magic on the inside and outside
of the structure rusting it away so that it produces less and
less sounds, and less and less play value.
So what can you expect from us? We intend to reinvent the
Wheel! Partnered with our clients at the Sir Fredric Fraser
School we intend to make the Earth Wheel better than ever,
with a range of audiences that will include all the of the
students that are enrolled. The Earth Wheel will be pleasing
to all the senses, with colors, textures, sights and sounds to
entertain time and again!
Watch this site for more info, and please feel free to contact
us with any questions or comments!