Jack is one of many students who had “had too much” of the public school’s daily cram, cram, cram of facts from stuffy textbooks.
He is a talented engineer in the making, so has enjoyed coming here for some productive “hands on” work. Here are some of the projects he has made:
A rotating wood/sheet metal wheel for various experiments with drive systems, magnets etc.
A metal detector and the “treasure” he found on the first outing.
A remote controlled plane made from foam sheet.
A wooden samurai sword
An interesting device for sending sound across long distances via laser light. (The bird wasn’t part of the experiment.)
A sensitive voltmeter/galvanometer
A three pole electric motor
A strange linear motor device that could propel a couple of magnets along a track.
A wooden bird cage.
A boat propelled by a candle
An interesting thermoelectric generator using plain copper wire.
A remote controlled boat using the electronics from his broken toy helicopter.
An experiment with fly screen wire as a water heating element.
A first successful attempt at making hydrogen from water.
A compressed air, foam projectile launcher.
This “flying car” was cut out of foam sheet, following a pattern from another web site. Unfortunately the motor didn’t have quite enough power to get it off the ground, but it sure looked racy!
Part of a new dog house.
Here is a photo of some of Jack’s projects at home. Two that aren’t shown above are the morse code key and an AM radio.