Subject: Engineering & Technology
Make Your Own Projector WIP
Build your own smartphone projector using recycled materials. Experiment with lenses to learn how they focus light and affect image quality.
Arduino Tilt Sensor WIP
Discover how tilt sensors work by building your own circuit using an Arduino board. Learn the science behind these nifty sensors. Starter code available.
Wind Turbine Experiment WIP
Discover how wind turbines work by building your own model. Observe the operation of a generator and learn how to power an LED in this exciting experiment.
Colour Mixing with an RGB LED [Arduino] WIP
Mix some colours using an Arduino Uno to control an RGB LED. Introduction to microcontroller programming. Sample code available. Great for beginners!
Build a Boat WIP
Design your own boat. Investigate how different materials and shapes affect movement. Master the physics of flotation with this hands-on experiment.
Lift Model WIP
How do elevators work? What makes them safe? Learn all about elevator operation by building your own model and carrying out a hands-on investigation.
Solar Power Heating
Discover which materials make the best insulators for the home. Learn the basics of thermal physics and solar heating through this interactive investigation.
Simple Hydraulic Lifter WIP
Experiment with a simple hydraulic lifter to learn about pressure in liquids and the forces at work. Discover why hydraulics are so important in machines.
Motorized Drawing WIP
Build your own motorized drawing machine. Watch as your robot colours on its own while you learn about forces and energy transformations in robots.
Suspension Bridge Model WIP
Build a simple suspension bridge model. Understand the forces acting on a bridge and its special structural elements. A fun activity for young engineers.
DC Motor Model WIP
Build a simple DC motor. This quick and easy experiment illustrates the principles of motoring, basic circuits and electromagnetism.