Jack’s page

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:


IMAG0190b A rotating wood/sheet metal wheel for various experiments with drive systems, magnets etc.

detector_and_treasure A metal detector and the “treasure” he found on the first outing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA remote controlled plane made from foam sheet.

cutting wooden sword A wooden samurai sword


sound-via-laser experiment An interesting device for sending sound across long distances via laser light. (The bird wasn’t part of the experiment.)

Jack's galvanometer P8150017aA sensitive voltmeter/galvanometer

electric_motor A three pole electric motor


A strange linear motor device that could propel a couple of magnets along a track.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A wooden bird cage.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A boat propelled by a candle

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA An interesting thermoelectric generator using plain copper wire.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A remote controlled boat using the electronics from his broken toy helicopter.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA An experiment with fly screen wire as a water heating element.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A first successful attempt at making hydrogen from water.

Photo0691aPhoto0739a 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!

Photo0862a 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.


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