Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

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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Interesting bottle build drum

Interesting build for a musical instrument. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Bottle-Hang-Drum/

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How to compress air without moving parts (trompe)

Interesting build, the author uses the power of gravity and water to compress air.

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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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