A vortex cannon is a really fun project. It sends a blast of air (in the form of a ring) across long distances. Build Time: 20-30 minutes. Skills Needed: Able to use a power drill Able to use tin snips (large scissors) Vortex cannons are awesome when you fill them with fog. Just be aware […]
Straw rockets are a fun project that can be done almost anywhere with very few tools or supplies.
Stomp rockets are an easy project for youth of any age that are comfortable cutting with scissors. Setup and Supplies Stomp rockets are an easy project for youth of any age that are comfortable cutting with scissors. There aren’t many supplies needed. How to Assemble a Stomp Rocket
The Stomp Rocket Launcher is a great apparatus that is made from very common objects. It is enjoyed by all ages of youth and adults. Setup and Supplies The Stomp Rocket Launcher is a welcome addition to any makerspace. The build is beginner and uses common supplies. How to Assemble a Stomp Rocket Launcher Your […]
This is a fun and creative project and something great to do with old CDs you have. Prep Time: 3 hours Build Time: 10-15 minutes Skills Needed: None Great for all ages Tools: Foam brush Supplies: Dish soap Black acrylic paint Small cup for mixing paint and soap Rubber/plastic glove (optional) Paper plate or craft […]
This project is simple, fun, and allows for end results that can vary wildly. Feel free to add a “cup” onto the cannon to create a launch and catch game rather than a cannon. These are also great “prizes” for cardboard arcades. Watch for flying pom poms! Build Time: 10-15 minutes Skills Needed: Basic tape […]
These are a good alternative to the paper flashlight and you can also call them magic wands. Build Time: 15 – 25 minutes Skills Needed: No special skills needed Tools: Wire snips Scissors Supplies: LED (I like 10mm LEDs but smaller will work and be cheaper) Coin Cell Battery Copper Tape Small Binder Clip 3″ […]
Demonstrate the concepts powering a hovercraft with very common supplies.
Vibrobots are super cute and very simple to make. Build Time: Approximately 15 minutes Skills Needed: Basic scissor skills Tools: PVC Cutter Supplies: Toothbrush – the wider, the better Foam Tape vibration motor (pager motor) Coin Cell Battery Step-by-step guide Cut the head off of your toothbrush with your PVC cutter. Attach a small piece […]
A circuit with a special switch turns on an LED to let you know when it’s time to water your plant. Green thumbs for everyone! Setup and Supplies Putting together a Thirsty Plant Kit is easy if you have a pre-cut template to help keep wires in place. You can use a laser cutter to make […]