Students Make Incredible Machines with Contraption Maker

March 26th, 2016 by Deborah Fike

Hands down, one of the coolest things about Contraption Maker is seeing what students make with the game.  In the last two years, we’ve given away over 700 copies of the game, so kids have had a long time to be creative and come up with some cool contraptions.  We asked teachers to send us their best student contraptions to highlight in a blog post.  Here are some of the best submissions we received (and thanks to all students and teachers who participated in this mini contest).

At the Punahou School in Hawaii, students use Contraption Maker to learn Japanese.  Check out this kanji contraption, which spells out 日本語 (or “the Japanese language”) using lasers:

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In Hadley Middle School in Illinois, two sixth graders submitted this excellent contraption:

A futuristic weighing machine made a college student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Engineering:

For more awesome student contraptions, you can check out this school’s YouTube channel.

-Deborah Fike

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