Going Outside: The Physics Of A Curveball

Charlie and his friends are going outside to investigate some awesome sports stuff! In this episode they figure out the secret to throwing a curveball, a crazy swooping baseball pitch. Turns out it’s all about physics! Spin the ball the right way and boom, you have a major league caliber pitch … it’s that easy. 

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3 days ago 37 notes

Going Outside: The Biggest Game of Tic-Tac-Toe

In this episode, Charlie teaches us how we can take a lousy topic like mowing a lawn, and turn it into a spectacular art form. Don’t have a lawn mower? A board, some string, and a hose will get the job done too! We also get to see Charlie and his friends play probably the biggest game of tic-tac-toe ever. It’s enormous. 

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3 weeks ago 29 notes

Summer Challenge: Start a DIY Club!

You don’t need a 3-D printer to start your own DIY Club. Glue, saws, building materials, cardboard, construction paper and a little bit of elbow grease is all you really need to have fun. Challenge your club members to be adventurous and earn Skills you never thought to try. Here are some suggestions to help you plan an epic summer:

Build a Shelter in the Wild

Make a Screen Print

Hold a Fashion Show

Make a Telescope

Build a Website

Start a Business 

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Photographic Drawing

Drawing with detail just requires taking a closer look. It helps to use a photograph for reference, and with enough practice you may be able to do it from memory. Using a gridded system keeps proportions precise, and allows the drawing to be bigger (or smaller) than the photo reference. Artist Chuck Close has been working from gridded photographs like this for decades. He builds his images by applying one brushstroke after another, paying close attention to every detail within the grid.

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The Yoshimoto Cube

The polyhedral mechanical puzzle toy that transforms into two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube.

Made by C Bits on DIY.

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