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5 Companies Created By Accident

This story showcases 5 major companies that were formed because of mistakes.
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Nerf Blasters! Fun and Tricks With Engineering!

You can make a multi barrel nerf blaster fire all the darts and one time! Usually they are fired singly. Just insert the dart partially. They will not fire as far due to lack of pressured air but it still works.
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Traxxas and Latrax - What went wrong?

Traxxas and Latrax – What went wrong?

Traxxas' idea for a mini car, Latrax, was supposed to be a cheaper alternative but what went wrong?
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The Hoberman Sphere: More Than Just A Toy

Hoberman’s cool designs and pieces could lead to new, transformable technology, from furniture to medical devices. Hoberman was not originally focused on making a kid’s toy.
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Ping Pong Doors

There is a new and innovative way for ping pong lovers to be able to play their favorite game without needing a game room. It's the ping pong door, a ping pong table that doubles as a functioning door to save space.
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Legos

Legos are one of the most famous toys in the world. Legos are little colored plastic blocks that you can build stuff with. The idea of Legos were made by Ole Kirk Christiansen. Legos started producing...

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#BUBBLES- Soldering, Coding

Today s0cceRcat23 continued to write the code for our Arduino. Also, we both researched more on how to code for our project. I soldered together our disk motor and propeller motor. After we finish our...

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#BUBBLES- Coding

Today s0cceRcat23 began to code. She was taught some by BBcats, and wrote a few lines of code. I tried to solder together the motors for our disk and propeller, but because of the difficult angle, it didn't...

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#BUBBLES- Cutting and Gluing

Today s0cceRcat23 and I cut some things and glued most of our bubble machine pieces. After testing it out, we found that the slot we had made in our trough was too small for the disk, so we took an X-Acto...

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#BUBBLES-Learning to solder

Today s0cceRcat23 and I learned and practiced soldering. We watched two videos, and then got a demonstration. After that we each practiced twice with little pieces of wire. Next class we hope to solder...

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#BUBBLES- Gluing and Testing

Today s0cceRcat23 and I glued our bottle cap to the CD and then our motor to the bottle cap. We used hot glue because it makes a strong bond, and dries quickly. We chose to glue our motor to the cap because...

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#BUBBLES- Part Delivery

Today, s0cceRcat23 and I received three of our ordered parts. We now have our Arduino PIR motion sensor,  DC motor, and the propeller. We are yet to get our gear motor and rechargeable battery, so we...

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