Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Nice POV display

This could be a nice build to do with kids.  Basically its an arduino nano on a board with 7 LEDS that is spun by a DC motor (separate power on that).  I like the build and it looks pretty … Continue reading

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Make a mini tesla coil

Nice build and pretty small too.  Most of the parts can be under $10 total.  (well caps may not be, and I am assuming you already have wire). This Week in Making: Holiday Gift Guide, DIY Tesla Coil, and One … Continue reading

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Make a cheap Electroscope for teaching

This is a good build for doing with kids about static electricity. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uber-Cheap-Electroscope-for-Teaching/

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Build a simple DC motor

Nice build.  Cheap too (well not so much the copper wire bit). http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DC-Motor-1/

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Make a wave generator

Nice project with an arduino controller.    Could be useful for other builds too. Build Your Own Wave Tank

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Interesting 3D printed machine

Interesting machine.  I am trying to think of what else you could do with this.  The one thing that comes to my mind is making a saw out of it. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Linear-Motion/

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Nice write up on how to create a Minecraft server with RPi

I know I have posted a few of these before.  But this is a nice write up so I thought it worth posting up.  Note I think you can get away with an RPi original here too, not just an … Continue reading

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A pee powered battery

Actually I think its an acid battery, but still same concept apply’s. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pee-Battery/

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This would be a cool experiment to do with kids

I have never heard of the kelvin water dropper before.  This looks like a fun experiment to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Electricity-From-Water-Macgyver-Style/   Here is a nicer build http://makezine.com/projects/make-31/lord-kelvins-thunderstorm/

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The cheapest way to make a motor with kids

The author calls it the simplest, I say cheapest way to make a demo motor with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simplest-Motor/

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