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February 8, 2024
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Building Buildings

The class are making good progress working on their Famous Building models. Some really creative solutions and problem solving. When making the centre part of the building, we stumbled across a problem with the folds, I used the makedo tool to make folds where I wanted them to be but in the piece of cardboard … Continue reading “Building Buildings” Continue reading

January 11, 2024
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Cardboard Constructors

Yesterday we had a cardboard construction challenge as a MakerSpace warm up. The challenge was to make something out of pieces of cardboard. The target was to make the tallest or most artistic creation. The limitation was only pieces of cardboard could be used and the biggest size you could use was 10cm. No Glue, … Continue reading “Cardboard Constructors” Continue reading

March 11, 2020
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Cardboard Engineers part 3

Most of the Biggies have now finished their marvellous machines. They took the basic cams and added some artistic flair. Some of the class needs to go to the Kilsyth Academy Maths competition this morning so they need a wee bit more time to finish. We lalso took some short videos on the machines in … Continue reading “Cardboard Engineers part 3” Continue reading

January 7, 2020
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Cardboard Engineers

The Biggies are always enthusiastic about making things. Today we spent an hour reviewing and making examples of different ways we could join Cardboard. The joins included, flanges, gussets, L- Braces, slots, tabs and several more techniques. We hope this will stand us in good stead later in the term. Continue reading

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