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Kids Invent Stuff

Posted by Fred27 Aug 25, 2018
If you're trying to get your kids into designing, inventing and making stuff then I can thoroughly recommend the Kids Invent Stuff YouTube channel or following them on Twitter.   I've got no connection to them other than the fact that my son Daniel recently won their Treehouse Challenge and they brought his prototype Lego driveable treehouse to life. They do something similar every month.   ...
Researchers at MIT created a machine to bend and twist noodles to snap them in two equal halves. This machine was specially designed to twist and break noodles. (All photo via MIT)   MIT is usually at the forefront of groundbreaking science and technology. And they’ve done it again, but this time it involves spaghetti. Breaking spaghetti noodles in half is easier than it sounds. Sure, you’ll get two halves, but they never break off into clean pieces. This issue has stumped scie ...
Your workbench, your lab is where you'll make it happen. Setting up the best one you can is essential. Pictured above is The Thomas Edison  Menlo Park Shop, 1st floor. (Image via historic archives)     If you plan on being serious about your endeavours in electronics, your tools should reflect your resolve. The key to setting up an electronics workbench is to start from the essentials and build out from there. What you choose will depend on how much you're willing to spend, but i ...
Infrared optics detects garbage and takes a picture. (Image via Anna Du)   Anna Du, a sixth-grade inventor, has come with the idea that could potentially help to clean up the ocean from microplastic pollutants.  She and nine other young inventors were recently selected as finalists in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.   10 innovators had been invited to the challenge where they'd have a chance of winning $25,000 and a mentorship from a 3M scientists. All ...