Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Make a glowstick wheel

Pretty nice build.  They author built these for a concert, me….I could see other uses for them.  I am not so sure about using a PVC pipe and flattening it down for a sheet.  I think you can get a … Continue reading

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Wait I can get a simple Tesla Coil kit for under $10

OK the author is going over how to create a bigger and better tesla coil.  But he starts off with a kit he bought off ebay for under $10.  That got my interest more than the writeup. Little eBay Tesla … Continue reading

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Make you own scented candles

Hum…this looks pretty easy to do, but is it cheaper than buying one? How To Make Homemade Scented Candles

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Another neat build, vertical axis wind turbin

Nice build, only one thing I would do a bit different…OK a few things.  One, give it a coat of paint.  Two, put a nose cone over the motor to help shelter it. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-vertical-axis-wind-turbine/

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Neat windmill to teach kids, BUT using a grinder?

OK this was a cool project, but the author uses a hand grinder to cut everything.  To me thats crazy (jigsaw, handsaw, etc etc).  But it works for him. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-small-wind-turbine/

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I think I did this one before. Stirling enging with test tubes

Neat build, pretty simple to do, and test tubes are a good use since they can take the heat. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-simple-stirling-engine/

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Neat small robot arm (littelarm 2c)

This arm is small enough that it should be printable on most hobby 3D printers.  Could be a cool project to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Arduino-Robot-Arm-LittleArm-2C/?ALLSTEPS

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Make a simple coin gun

Basically a simple slingshot like build.  Good project to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Coin-Gun/

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Make a fog horn

The demo of this sounds pretty loud.  Looks like an easy build too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-PVC-Fog-Horn/

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Another bubble reciept

This one is a cup of water, 1.5 tablespoons of sugar, and 5-8 ml of shampoo. http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Bubble-Solution-in-Home-How-to-Make-a-Bubble-S/

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