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Engineer an Air-Powered Spinning Machine

Build an air-powered spinning machine inspired by Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • straws
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • paper cups
  • paper clips
  • balloons
  • dowels
  • tape
  • ping pong ball

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require moderate motor skills, understanding of some abstract concepts, or uncommon materials to build.

Educator Resources

This design challenge has downloadable resources available.