Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Big 7 segment display

Need to make your own scoreboard, this is a nice build to start from, the large display uses an arduino to control it and the 2 digit display the author made was for timing swim trials. https://hackaday.com/2022/07/27/you-can-build-a-giant-7-segment-display-of-your-very-own/

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Nice jig to prep large reams of paper for a binder

https://www.instructables.com/Paper-Hole-Drill/ Nice jig to use to convert ALOT of paper to go into a 3 ring binder. Most 3 ring binders have the same spacing so this should work with all of them. 10 years ago I would have thought … Continue reading

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Neat build to generate electricity

https://content.instructables.com/ORIG/F3I/DLBR/L471K3FC/F3IDLBRL471K3FC.jpg?auto=webp&frame=1&width=320&md=ebb7014e9e5ebedade0ef4db007791ef Nice idea on how to build a simple device that uses gravity to convert things to electricity (of course you have to lift up the weight first). Could be a nice school poject. https://www.instructables.com/INSERT-NAME/

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3D printing forms for making custom paper shapes

Basically the author takes old paper, converts it back to pulp, and then puts it into a form he 3D printed out to shape the paper. Nice idea to make custom containers.

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Interesting app for physics lessons

Its called phyhox, seems like a neat app that uses the sensors on the phone for experiments.

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A simple plotter build

This could be a good project with kids to make a simple stepper motor plotter with and arduino. The motors used and the arduino shield are overkill for this, but if thats what you have on hand… Note that this … Continue reading

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Simple walking robot

Something you could build with kids and let wander around the table. https://www.instructables.com/Walking-Robot-Parallel-Cranks/

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Nice tutorial on getting two Micro:bits to talk to eachother

Pretty simple write up that would be good for school kids. https://www.instructables.com/Communicate-With-MICROBIT/

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Programming a message on a Microbit with a joystick

Reminds me of doing this on TV remotes, the author basically uses the joystick to go thru the alphabet and click the letter to select, then click end and the word gets “scrolled” by. https://www.instructables.com/BBC-MicroBit-Joystick-Keyboard/

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Spooky eyes with a Micro:bit

Micro:bits are nice little controllers for teaching with kids. The author basically use them to make glowing “blinking” eyes. I like the use of hot glue to diffuse the light. https://www.instructables.com/Microbit-Glowing-Halloween-Eyes/

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