Rocket Car Racing!

What a blast! Kids at our first April workshop got pretty wet as their handmade rocket cars zoomed down the race-track. Newton’s 3rd law (action & reaction) in action!

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3D printable Insect Robot

We uploaded the original robot to the Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1094798

Let us know if you want any info or instruction for building this.

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UWA Science Experience 2014 Highlights

Future  miners in working!

Future miners in working!

This year, we improved the quality of our activities even further and introduced a few new faces, such as…

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Armstrong the robotic arm!

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Robbie the puppet!

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Curious George the Mars explorer!

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Students really enjoyed them and said they felt more positive about Engineering and Science after the workshops.

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Blue Samurai VS Silver Knight

Blue Samurai VS Silver Knight

Every time I bring my robots for activity, I had to keep saying
“NO ROBO FIGHTING”,
I’m tired of saying that phrase, and made my mind to build a robot for fighting.
So I built these sword fighting robots and took them to the street of Fremantle.

A lots of kids had a lots of fun there, and I also got lots of lessons.

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by | 2014/02/13 · 18:21

Story of Stories: Story helps teaching science!

Story of Stories: Story helps teaching science!

Talk at Australian Science Communicator National conference 2014.
As researcher, I talked about how stories are helpful in communicating and teaching science.
I’m glad for showing impact of stories with valid evidence.
As librarian, I’m also proud about managed to show the power of books! DSC_8170

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by | 2014/02/07 · 10:38

Solar car connections

Remember! Red connects to red, and black to black.

Remember! Red connects to red, and black to black.

 

It's a bit tricky to access the port back there on the motor, where your black connector goes, so...

It’s a bit tricky to access the port back there on the motor,  so let’s take out the capacitor (thing that looks like a battery) and zoom in a little…

Can you see how the black wire connects the solar panel and motor?

Can you see how the black wire connects the solar panel and motor?

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Solar Cars @ Melville Discovery Centre

Hong-Leo and his model car, complete with capacitor (for storing energy), solar panel and even a bumper!

Hong Leo and his model car, complete with capacitor (for storing energy), solar panel and even a bumper!

Out on the racing strip, Kohei uses a timer while Hong Kei tests his car.

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Rocket Car Racing

Ready for take-off?

Who said cowboys can’t build rockets?

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Rocket Car Racing

Alfred

Alfred and his rocket car – ready to go!

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by | 2014/01/30 · 11:09
Alexander & Jacinta building rocket-cars at Melville, Jan 2014

Alexander & Jacinta building rocket-cars at Melville, Jan 2014

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