I’ve been hurriedly getting my stuff together for the upcoming NECC. I’d be doing great as far as time goes if it weren’t for the fact that I’m also working with a team of students who are trying to finish their invention project. They won a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant and will be presenting their project in Boston from June 19th thru the 23rd. I’ll be going with them, which will be cool, but I’m running out of time!!!
Any way, on with my stuff. I’ve been uploading directions to Instructables.com. This site is pretty cool and they have a competition running right now where the best project wins a laser cutter. While I don’t think I’ll win the laser maybe they will send me a free T-Shirt. Although if I do somehow with the laser cutter the science club next year will have the best fund raisers ever.
Below you will find links to the projects I’ve submitted so far. I will have at least one or two more to put up yet before I’m ready for Atlanta.
- Make Your Own Light Probe/Photogate
- Determine the acceleration due to gravity
- Find the Speed of Sound
- Capture a sound and rebuild it with Audacity.
I’ve been contemplating ways I can use Instructables in class. I’ve used some of the projects either for demos or student projects, but I haven’t had students upload their own yet. Their had been a problem with the Instructables web site and our network firewall, but this seems to have been resolved. Next year I’ll have to use this. I just have to figure out a good way that won’t swamp the site with 90 projects for the same thing.