Many engineering challenges can be completed using low-cost materials like common craft supplies and recyclables – like cereal boxes and toilet paper tubes. However, students can often struggle to assemble the pieces. They might spend so much time trying to attach wheels that they don’t have time to build the car they had planned. As a result, a team of Tufts CEEO students put together a student-facing Constructopedia with building instructions for common mechanisms – like pulleys, hinges, and wheels – from common craft materials and recyclables. Version 2.0 is now available by filling out the form below. You can download the PDF or get a link to the Google Slides, which include animated GIFs.
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