School’s out, let’s make!
Things are heating up and we’ve created five summer-themed design challenges for you to try. Share what you’ve made with us using the hashtags #TheTechAtHome and #SummerUnplugged for a chance to be featured on our social media channels!
Week 1: Frozen Fireworks
What if you could freeze a firework? What would it look like in 3D? Design your own non-flammable model. How can you share your celebration with others? Is it wearable, shareable, or viewable from afar?
Week 2: Sunshade
When the sun beats down, stay protected by designing your own sunhat. Make a hat that shows off your special style. Perhaps you can design for someone else or a special celebration. Add all of your favorite features (water bottle, music, etc.) for sunny day fun.
Week 3: Water Course
Cool off from the summer heat and design a miniature water park. See how many different ways you can get the water to move. Will it splash? Will it waterfall? Will it spray your unsuspecting riders?
Bonus challenge: Can you find a way to re-use/recycle the water?
Week 4: Travel Destination
Create a map, model, or sketch of your ideal travel destination. Real or imaginary! Who would you take with you? What would they need/want to do? How can you make it fun for everyone?
Week 5: Your Biggest Fan
Making your own fan is a breeze! Create your own designs for a hand or foot-powered fan. Get inspired by windmills and pinwheels! What shapes and materials will work best to keep you cool? How can you make your fan move with the least effort?