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Platform. CWIST Platform. How to Make String from Plastic Bottles. I saw a video last year on YouTube where a Russian maker built a rather elaborate rig to turn PET plastic bottles into a flat, very narrow noodle-like “string” that proved to be surprisingly strong.

How to Make String from Plastic Bottles

In subsequent videos, he lashed together some crude furniture and showed some other useful things that could be made from the material. I was intrigued by the idea. I don’t know that it has much utility for most of us, but as a form of low-tech re-purposing, for survival applications, village tech, and just because it looks kind of fun, I’ve been looking for an easy how-to. This video, posted yesterday on Boing Boing, does just that. While the above rig is very simple, the original Russian design I saw was adjustable (with three different widths of string available for cutting) and was designed so that you could very quickly break down a bottle. After showing you show to make the device, he also demonstrates the strength of the resulting material. 2015 Winners. Xanthe M.

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Trumansburg, NY Easy-to-install light system that visualizes air quality data in real time. Gokul K. New York, NY Designing Mobile Makerspaces for patients in children's hospital. Xunjie Z. Pittsburgh, PA Intelligent electric shoes save your commute time by doubling your walking speed. Take a VR tour of the White House's Christmas splendor. Google Cardboard Kit by D-scope Pro (TM) 3D Virtual Reality Compatible with Android & Apple Easy Setup Instructions Machine Cut Quality Construction 45mm Lenses HD Visual Experience Includes QR Codes: Electronics. Marble Machine. Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Marble Machine

If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how. </a> Abstract Put your engineering skills to the test to see if you can build a machine—powered by nothing but gravity—that will automatically sort out two different sizes of plastic spheres. Note: This project can also be done for your local science fair, in addition to, or instead of, the Fluor Challenge.

Objective Build a gravity-powered sorting machine that can separate small and large plastic spheres. Credits Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies This project is based on the "Journey of Gold" friendly competition designed by employees of Fluor Corporation located in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Scotch® is a registered trademark of 3M. Cite This Page. Untitled. Unbreakable Bubbles Archives - Steve Spangler Science Blog. Bubbles!

Unbreakable Bubbles Archives - Steve Spangler Science Blog

Bubbles! Bubbles! My bubbles! It’s one of the most memorable scenes from Finding Nemo. We also love bubbles at Steve Spangler Science. First, start with a good bubble solution. Glycerin is the true secret to the best bubbles because it keeps the bubble hydrated. Science Toys.

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning. Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process.

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

With good assessment practices, PBL can create a culture of excellence for all students and ensure deeper learning for all. We’ve compiled some of the best resources from Edutopia and the web to support your use of assessment in PBL, including information about strategies, advice on how to address the demands of standardized tests, and summaries of the research. PBL Assessment Foundations. Sylvia_how_2_solder. Creating-a-design-challenge-tip-sheet.pdf.

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Resource Sites. Maker Camp. Arduino. Art Projects. Bridges. Bubbles. Cars. Catapults. Circuits. Coding. Cool Jobs. Creative Writing. Egg Drop. Engineering Process. Environment. Fiber Optics. Flight. Fonts. Forensics.

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Grabbers/Straw Puppets. Hydraulics. iMovie. Kaleidoscope/Zoetrope/Perception. Kinetic Art/Toys. Launchers. Legos. Light & Optics. Little Bits. Machines/Cardboard. Maglev. Makey Makey. Math. Motors. Music/Sound. Paper Toys. Pot Pourri. Project Idea Sites.

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Raspberry Pi. Recycled items. Robots. Rube Machines. Science Experiments. Sewing & Soft Circuits. Solar/Wind Power. Spinbots. Towers. Vendors. Video. Wearable Electronics.

Word Puzzles/ Cryptography. YouTube Channels.