The next project is for parents that love hiking but have kids too young to keep the pace. Honey Badger Wheel.
Because this weekend is Halloween…. here I present you a very easy hack to scare the hell out of the kids coming to your door (or to entertain your kids before Halloween).
- Old rear bike light.
- AA battery
- Wasted toilet roll.
Dismount the light, or keep it as it is. In my case, dismount it or it will not fit inside the toilet roll.
Fix the battery to the light (amazingly, this light is able to convert the voltage from this battery and power up 3 LEDS, and I tested and it performs quite well over 5V… interesting).
Draw a scary face in the toilet roll.
Cut away the face.
Fix the light inside the toilet roll.
The next project combines electronic breadboards with LEGO. It’s not particularly useful for makers, but it is a good learning tool and can be used to teach kids about electronics. Brebo.
All the good things have imitations sooner or later. Do you remember the action movie kid? Then get prepared for the Sci-Fi Kid.
I love projects that bring the hacking world close to kids. Learning and growing up all goes together. That is why every time I find a web-page encouraging this attitude I try to support it. This is the case of… Mama.Papa.Bubba.
Like for instance up-cycling a shoe box.
Or the craft sick catapult.
Or… radish top egg head.
The Royal Institution of Great Britain has introduced a series of experiments for kids.
Here are the ones I like the most.
The next one can be turned into a nice experiment. Try for instance collecting water from different sources and test which one is more acid. Then try watering plants with them and see which plant grows more.
This is a nice variation of the water rockets experiments… with low level risk.
Nice an easy electricity experiments.
The final “lava lamp” is awesome.
The last one….
I love these videos because you can easily reproduce most of them at home with your kids.
Thanks to hooplakidz LAB for making them.
These are the ones I liked more.
How to draw with light,
Pencils through a plastic bag.
Jumping sticks chain reaction.