Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Want to learn about AI?

Check out deeplearning.ai (classes thru Coursera).  Looks pretty intense class too. https://www.coursera.org/learn/neural-networks-deep-learning

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Make a kid hovercraft

Cute build.  Pretty straight forward as well, just a bit time consuming. https://www.instructables.com/id/Hoverboard-1/

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Nice ideas to do with kids for solar power

The balloon one is nice one to try out. http://www.doityourself.com/stry/fun-diy-projects-to-teach-your-kids-about-solar-energy

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This could be a good way to build simple bird houses with kids

I have built birdhouses with kids in the past, and they like the start of it, but loose interest fast.  This could be a good way to build them with kids that is faster, and cheaper. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PVC-Birdhouse/

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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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