Tinkering School

come make amazing things with us

Stolen Unicorn - Session 7 - Day 2

Caroline MartinComment

It's Tuesday! We're ready to get to work and use all the tools we learned about yesterday. The first thing to do is have a design meeting with our small groups.

We also spend some time learning more about the materials we're using. What's the best way to use a screw? How do we know which length to use? One of the best ways is to just put it next to the wood and take a look.

Attaching support legs to our post designs is more fun than we thought!

Our beloved chop saw in action. Today is all about the angle cuts.

The 8-foot posts will be used for the laser trap. One tinkerer has come up with an elegant design.

We're also getting really good with the speed square. It takes all the guesswork out of making nice boxes.

The Up The Tower team starts asking about pulley systems. Let's test them out!

Our research team has been trying their hardest to find out more about Dr. Pilfer's lab fortress and any weaknesses it may have. It turns out the teams have more challenges than they originally thought.

During lunch, Dr Pilfer strikes again. This time, she steals a whole bunch of our drills! We're left with only 10 to work with (and there's 30 of us!), so we agree to work together the best that we can to power through the afternoon build session.

Another build session, another design meeting. Math is happening, and no one seems to mind.

The band saw gets some good use today, and everyone has a job.

Meanwhile, more research on pulleys continues in the back...

By the end of the day, we realize we may not have many drills, but we have an excellent team set on taking down Dr Pilfer and her scheming ways. 

Tinkering School is a trademark registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.