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B What kind of projects can I do at home?

  1. Nov 7, 2016 #1
    Hello, i am a high school student who is interested in physics. Me and my friends want to build something cool. Can be anything related to science. Nothing too complicated but nothing too easy. Something interesting and safe. No dangerous suggestions please. I do not have any qualifications as i am still in high school. The budget is around $100 max. Any project suggestions related to science are welcome. Doing this just for fun and curiosity.
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    When you do a Google Images search of Science Fair projects, do you see any projects that look like they would be fun to do? :smile:
     
  4. Nov 7, 2016 #3
    A lot of them seem a bit simple
     
  5. Nov 7, 2016 #4

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  6. Nov 7, 2016 #5

    berkeman

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    Also, have you looked through the Make Magazine projects? Some of them are pretty cool...

    https://makezine.com/projects/
     
  7. Nov 8, 2016 #6
    A kid at my school got some attention with a fake perpetual motion machine (lamp, bike wheel with spokes replaced by elastic bands) similar to the one on this page (2nd one down): https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/themes/fake-pm.htm

    If it was going to be used for any kind of serious demonstration you could add an explanation of how it works (e.g. a sign saying "to see how it works press this switch" on the lamp switch) and maybe more information about why perpetual motion is impossible.
     
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