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Jenga.....for Cheapskates!


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#1 Onoff

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:38 AM

"I'm bored!" said the youngest.

"You can play Jenga with all these scrap bits" said I.

Must have kept her happy for about 10 minutes!

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Looking at that round bit I must get around to a Garden Connect 4 sometime!

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#2 daiking

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:43 AM

My eldest like to play "Earthquake" by building a brick tower on one end of a scaffold plank balanced on something low.

Then bounces on the other end to make the vibrations knock the tower over.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:12 AM

Teach them the physics and mathematics behind it.
If you don't know the equations, stop your build now :D

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 01:38 PM

View PostSteamyTea, on 22 April 2016 - 09:12 AM, said:

Teach them the physics and mathematics behind it.

And, for an (guessing from the photo) 8 to 10 year old, what do you suggest that it might be reasonable to teach, Steamy?

Edited by recoveringacademic, 22 April 2016 - 01:38 PM.
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#5 SteamyTea

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 01:50 PM

How many blocks can you go up when they are offset from each other by 5mm would be a good start.
Then weigh the blocks and introduce the concept of gravity.

Could introduce density as well.

Edited by SteamyTea, 22 April 2016 - 01:51 PM.


#6 DamonHD

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

What is the angle of repose for dodgy offcuts?

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

Excellent idea.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:04 PM

I have 4 hesco bags full of MBC timber offcuts that I didn't want to fill the skip with.

Made a small dent in them last night by donating some to our scout group for their birthday beacon.

Will now be flogging rest as DIY Jenga and craft sets.