Category: How Things Work

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Airplane Catapult: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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Can Shoes Fly?: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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DSN Animation: Center of Gravity

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In this Design Squad Nation animation, Adam and Judy explain the importance of finding a gilder's center of gravity in

DSN Animation: How do ball bearings work?

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DSN Animation: How do Engines Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how an engine uses flowing air to draw fuel into a cylinder, where a

DSN Animation: How do Mesmer tubes work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how Mesmer tubes work. Mesmer tubes use a high voltage electric current to hit

DSN Animation: Pedal-powered Organ

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In this Design Squad Nation animation Adam and Judy show how they brought their pedal-powered organ to life. For more

DSN Animation: What is a Solenoid Valve?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how an electric current flowing in a coil produces a magnetic field. Explains how

DSN Animation: Wind Tunnel

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In this DSN Animation Adam and Judy explain how they will be able to learn the about lift, drag, and

DSN Animations: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how a CVT delivers varying levels of power to a wheel by changing the

DSN Animations: How do Musical Strings Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the frequency at which a string vibrates—its pitch—is affected by its length, tension,

DSN Animations: How do Sails Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the air streams on each side of a sail move differently and generate

DSN Animations: How do Sound Pipes Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how sound is produced in a pipe (e.g., an organ pipe) and how the

DSN Animations: How does a Laser Cutter work?

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In this animation Judy explains how a laser cutter can be used to create intricate folding patterns in paper. By

DSN Animations: How to make a wormery

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how you can make your own wormery in order to create nutrient-rich and natural

DSN Animations: How to Ollie – The physics behind the trick

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In this Design Squad Nation animation, hosts Judy and Adam describe the steps necessary to perform, and the physics behind

DSN Animations: What are Design Differences?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows two steering systems—a rudder and a set of fans—and watch how each one utilizes

DSN Animations: What are Fuses?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how a fuse—a thin piece of metal—protects a circuit. If more electricity flows than

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