Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Cool paper airplane

The author took a cheap micro drone and converted it to work on a paper airplane. RC Paper Airplane From Guts Of Quadcopter

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Cool countdown build with Micro:bit

I started tinkering with a Micro:bit, they have a nice simple interface for kids and looks like its a project that is taking off (they are cheap too).  The author here as a nice simple project you can do with … Continue reading

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Could concrete planter build

The author puts a soda can for the insert for the concrete, which is a good idea since you don’t have to remove it when done.  Could make a good mothers day project. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SODA-CAN-CONCRETE-PLANTER/  

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Make some giant dice

The author made some 4×4 blocks from a 4×4, and put some plastic dots on them.  pretty simple build.  Me…maybe take a hole bit and make the dice holes instead. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Yard-Dice/

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Nice write up on using Micro:Bit with Radio

The Micro:bit is a nice cheap dev platform for learning on.  Its not arduino, but it has alot of build int functions (bluetooth, lots of LEDs, buttons, giro, etc etc) for a cheap price (found some for $15).  This write … Continue reading

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Simple water de-salinator

No idea if I spelt that one right.  Anyways its a simple method to show how you can use sunlight to get salt out of water (to drink it). http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Water-Desalinator/

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Make a nice looking paper flower

With ALOT of coffee filters, plus side is the filters are cheap.  Downside…this could take some time. http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Filter-Paper-Flowers/

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Make a simple spinner machine

Pretty basic build, good to do with kids.  Pretty cheap build too.  I like how the author uses a bottle top to secure the base to the fan. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spin-Art-Machine-With-Speed-Control-Via-Common/

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Nice tutorial on CNC for beginers

Covers the basics.  Nice overview. https://www.instructables.com/id/Fusion-360-CAM-Tutorial-for-CNC-Beginners/

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How to build a vaccum pump on the cheap

This so looks like a cool build.  Just need …parts…time..etc Build Your Own Vacuum Chamber for Under $30

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