Making Toys and Games

Firstly the vortex cannon. The idea of pushing a larger volume of air through a smaller hole creating a gush of air is the basis of the Making of a vortex cannon. The fun part was when we brought in the fog machine and filled our vortex cannon with fog. Now when we hit the vortex cannon or pressed the sides of the vortex cannon we could literally see the smoke rings. We played “blowling” with our vortex cannons and paper cups. And of course, we had very interesting and creative variations the kids came up with.

Father and Son thinking of ways to Make a different Vortex Cannon.

Father and Son thinking of ways to Make a different Vortex Cannon.

"Lets blow the cups down with my beautifully decorated vortex cannon."

“Lets blow the cups down with my beautifully decorated vortex cannon.”

Thats me explaining the simple concept behind the Vortex Cannon.

We were especially busy during the Making Toys and Games workshop as we were also hosting crew members from the channel 8 show, Junk convertors.

Ofcourse, toys can be made with many things. We had Phoebe from Barangshop teaching kids how to sew, members of the Singapore Origami Group who taught simple origami to parents, Gabriel Perumal with his breadboard electronics, Adrian Curic with motorized rubberband cars, and the folks from Tinker Tanker with whom we co hosted the Little Bits Global Makerthon. Special thanks to our volunteers and members of SAYES who also facilitated activities at the workshop. Here is a quick video montage of the workshop

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