Hooray! We kicked off our “Summer of Making” this week with a family night workshop. Using reclaimed wood and old junk, participants worked together to create beautiful decorative signs.
One highlight for many participants was getting to use the drills! It was lots of kiddos’ first time using a power tool and they loved it.
The end results were really fun. I hope everyone enjoys their new quirky, one-of-a-kind decorations:
Guess what I did today! That’s right. I made a catapult. This is a rope torsion catapult, so the potential energy it needs to fire a projectile is stored in 4 lengths of rope twisted around the fulcrum of the throwing arm.
This is really cool because it’s totally adjustable; crank the rope handles around another time and the catapult becomes more highly powered.
My next project with conductive thread: a hoodie that lights up as you zip it!
I got a sewable circuit kit from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Check out my first project: making a snap switch!