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    whirligigs from class

    The kids have been making whirligigs in class. The purpose is to use the engineering design process. To take rotational movement and make lineal and to use a little mechanical engineering and of course problem solving.

    Here's a few of their creations.
    From top to bottom

    The drinking bird
    The fisherman
    Turkey hunt
    and the mechanics on the turkey hunt





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    All the videos are private, John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    All the videos are private, John.
    Thanks Ted.....I think it's fixed now

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    Man John where were you when i was at school. Way to go man, such cool projects kudos to you and the kids. They probably dont realize just what a asset you have been in their lives but i put a huge bet on them realising it in say 20 years time.
    cheers

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    Those are all very cool, John! Kudos to the kiddos, and a tip o' the hat to the teacher.
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    Great projects. I bet those will be whirling away on front lawns for a long time.

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    Those are fantastic! And fun to watch! Great projects and obviously great kids!

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    hah, those are great, I've always loved the whirlygigs

    My great uncle had made one that was a cowboy on a bucking horse (as I recall the arm, horses body and rear legs were articulated). I blame that plus my second cousin building a full set of cabinets for our cabin (out of not much of anything, material or tools) for my early fascination with woodworking.

    Now I need to make one that's a model of the bucking horse Its only been on my list for like 30 years
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    Those are amazing John! I hope to get some made with CJ and Ashleigh this summer.
    Jon

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