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Giant Games - Day 4 - SF Day Camp

Giant Games (2018), San Francisco Day Camp, Day CampBrendon BellComment

Today before jumping into tinkering with our hands, we started with an exercise to define for ourselves "what is tinkering?" and "why do we tinker?" We have some deep thinkers as well as enthusiastic builders this week!

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The pinball team made lots of progress both on the support frame and the game board. 

 Concentratin and collaboration - they go so well together!

Concentratin and collaboration - they go so well together!

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Our tinkerers working on the pinball cart have taken on some exciting engineering challenges, figuring out how to create wheel wells, supports for the axle, and more.

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The connect 4 team completed the front and back portions of the giant game grid and learned how to use new tools along the way. 

 Sometimes hand tools do the trick! Ava shows off her work using a hacksaw :)

Sometimes hand tools do the trick! Ava shows off her work using a hacksaw :)

There were also some fabulous mistakes made throughout the day! We discovered that when we don't use two hands on the drill its easy to bend the drill bit and it can break off in the wood.  

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  To commemorate this exciting mistake, Noah and Trevor made a plaque out of their piece of wood with the embedded drill bit for all to learn from.

 To commemorate this exciting mistake, Noah and Trevor made a plaque out of their piece of wood with the embedded drill bit for all to learn from.

And our crossy road team has been hard at work completing lots of different obstacles including a raised train bridge! 

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So many opportunities to practice our cutting and drilling skills.

Tomorrow is our final day of tinkering with this awesome crew. Be sure to check out our final blog post to see how the projects all turn out! To see all our photos from the week, don't forget to visit our Flickr photo page!

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