Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Make a simple Brushless DC motor

Good way to teach kids motors using some cheap materials. https://www.instructables.com/id/Brushless-DC-Motor/

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Make a solar balloon..or buy one for $20

This is pretty cool build, the author uses garbage bags but apparently you can get a kit now these days to do it.  Me…I think I would buy the kit. https://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Meters-DIY-Solar-Balloon/ kit https://www.amazon.com/TEDCO-Tedcotoys-Activity-50-foot-Balloon/dp/B00LW7WGRK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1538489093&sr=8-2&keywords=Solar+balloons&dpID=51hrZ0Yx1YL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&linkCode=sl1&tag=inst0af-20&linkId=71fdae7d442355e16ca96398fc64eb29&language=en_US

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Nice arduino robot build

This is a water boat build, it would be a great project to do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/Waterbot-Arduino-Robot-Boat/

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making a vortex fountain

OK this was pretty cool build.  I am not 100% sure what is going on to make the build, but it looks nice. https://www.instructables.com/id/Vortex-Fountain/

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OK I am totally going to start saving Milk jugs now

And maybe other jugs that would fit It looks like the resin skull runs about $10 and under on ebay, so this could be a cheap project to do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Jug-Skulls/

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Cool seesaw build

Add one tire, plank, and some other bits and you have a nice looking see saw. http://www.instructables.com/id/Seesaw-From-an-Old-Tire/

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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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