STEM Activity: Buggy Bonanza

Here are a small selection of our tried and tested projects and products that use Laser cutting as a tool for other activities such as STEM and Art learning resources:

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This STEM loaded project "Downhill Racer" begins with learners assembling multilayered racers from laser cut slices. They then assemble the chassis and fit the axles and wheels. Once this is done they can run the racer down the track to obtain a speed and time. The remainder of the project is an incremental modification, testing cycle to explore different ways of reducing friction. Extension: paint the buggies with acrylic paint, design a driver, add features, design and laser cut the alloy wheels. Loads of very applicable learning and fun. KS2 - 4

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This STEM loaded project "Downhill Racer" begins with learners assembling multilayered racers from laser cut slices. They then assemble the chassis and fit the axles and wheels. Once this is done they can run the racer down the track to obtain a speed and time. The remainder of the project is an incremental modification, testing cycle to explore different ways of reducing friction. Extension: paint the buggies with acrylic paint, design a driver, add features, design and laser cut the alloy wheels. Loads of very applicable learning and fun. KS2 - 4

This STEM loaded project "Downhill Racer" begins with learners assembling multilayered racers from laser cut slices. They then assemble the chassis and fit the axles and wheels. Once this is done they can run the racer down the track to obtain a speed and time. The remainder of the project is an incremental modification, testing cycle to explore different ways of reducing friction. Extension: paint the buggies with acrylic paint, design a driver, add features, design and laser cut the alloy wheels. Loads of very applicable learning and fun. KS2 - 4

Lighting

Stencil Art ('Banksy' style)

3D Pictures, Layered printing, Jigsaw Art