Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Cool build for making power with a rain gutter

I had thought about this before. I like this authors build as he makes the power generator with 3D printed frame, wire and magnets. This would make a cool kit to make with kids. He even has frames you can … Continue reading

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Interesting bottle build drum

Interesting build for a musical instrument. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Bottle-Hang-Drum/

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How to compress air without moving parts (trompe)

Interesting build, the author uses the power of gravity and water to compress air.

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Making flashcards in Google Docs

Apparently there are templates called Flippity that can help here.

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Nice build for a magnetic stirrer

I like the LED addition added to this build. The author has a simple motor controller attached to a PC fan with magnets stuck onto the top of it. All inside a plastic container. The LED’s add a nice effect … Continue reading

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Cool stirling engine build for experimenting

Its a pretty simple build that you can do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Stirling-Engine-Powered-Toy-Car/

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A ball bearing pick and place machine

The author designed and printed out a robot arm with vacuum to move ball bearings around. Neat build and is more for the classroom than practical purposes.

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Convert a bike pump into a vaccum pump

Nice build (and good to use for experiments with kids). https://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-manual-vacuum-pump-for-under-%252420-by-convert/

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Cool mini hand drill

Nice build, not so sure how useful it would be but could be an excellent teaching tool. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/string-driven-manual-drill-gif-74497?homelistings#post143964

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Make a Halloween sign on Plexiglass without a laser cutter

Nice write up, basically the author talks you thru putting a template on the plexiglass and us a dremel to carve out the design. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Halloween-Sign-Using-Perspex-LEDs/

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