Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Interesting build for a USB microscope

The author takes a part a cheap USB webcam, the lenses from an LED laser pointer, and makes a microscope from it. I did not think the lenses on those laser pointers where that powerful. https://www.instructables.com/Dirt-Cheap-Microscope-With-Professional-Results/

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Simple kit to make your own magnetic stirrer

Nice build, the case is 3D printed, and the electronics are all sourced parts. Figure this would cost about $10-15 dollars each. That said I got curious and looked to see if I could get one already made for less. … Continue reading

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Build a motorized can

OK its more of turning a soda can into a battery that drives the little car. The author is using carbon with saltwater inside the can to generate electricity. It seems to all be part of a science kit thought … Continue reading

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Make your own Oreo holder

For you mug or cup. This is definitely something to do with kids (while stuck at home and get them into 3D printing) https://www.instructables.com/id/Oreo-Holder/

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Simple “shield” for tutoring students

Its a simple plexiglass stand for a teacher to put between them and the student for tutoring. Nice build overall, I think the author should put a handle on it too so it can be carried around. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Teacher-Desk-Shield-for-Writing-Conferences/

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Nice rocket launcher build

Nice build for a rocket launcher. I was impressed with the 1 way valve build for this too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-One-way-ValveNon-return-Valve/

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Nice build for a prototype board for Micro:bit

These are some simple to use tinker boards that are great for kids. The author in this case basically made a breadboard out of magnets for the 5 end points on the board. https://www.instructables.com/id/The-ThreadBoard-Microbit-E-Textile-Prototyping-Boa/

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Nice igloo making tool

Neat tool the author made from scraps. The last section he has some measurements on the framer for it. I may try this someday but at a smaller scale. https://www.instructables.com/id/Igloo-Made-With-Nifty-Tool/

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3D print you own Trebuchet

Interesting build you can do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Miniature-Desktop-Trebuchet-3D-Printed/

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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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