Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

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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Cool Trebuchet build

I haven’t see this one before. But apparently folks have been building them. Its a cool build to do with kids since it should be a simple build, and very interactive. https://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Simplest-and-Newest-Trebuchet-Walking-Arm-T/

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Early warning system for high wind

This is definitely a kid project. Interesting build but not so sure how accurate it could be. https://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Early-Warning-System-for-High-Wind/

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Convert a cheap $10 quad copter to a paper airplane

The author basically uses the copter parts to power the plane. Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Controlled-Paper-Plane-Easy-and-Cheap/ A cheaper model can be found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Powered-Paper-Plane/ But its direction cannot be controlled.

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