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About ‘Achieving Repeatability’ Kits
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About ‘Achieving Repeatability’ Kits

The American Precision Museum, in collaboration with SparkShop, has developed a series of kits that give 4th to 6th -grade students a hands-on introduction to Manufacturing, STEM, and Design. Click […]

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Ballistic Chronograph, 1915
Machine of the Month

Ballistic Chronograph, 1915

BALLISTIC CHRONOGRAPH
James Pitkin & Co, London, C 1915, Le Boulenge type.

This clever device measures the speed of bullets.

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Logarithmic Slide Rule
Machine of the Month

Logarithmic Slide Rule

Let’s assume that you haven’t ever considered how to make a slide rule.  We have a machine at the Museum that did make them. It worked for the Keuffel & […]

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Simple Aerospace
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Simple Aerospace

What forces and materials help airplanes fly? This summer camp theme explores Simple Aerospace. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Principles of Flight: Forces and Axes From NASA: Principles of […]

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Reducing Friction
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Reducing Friction

Why does friction matter when using machines? This summer camp theme explores friction and smoothness. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Bearings From Try Engineering from IEEE. Bearings are found […]

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Make It Move, Part 1
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Make It Move, Part 1

How do we make machines move the way we want them to?

This summer camp theme explores MOTION!  See part one for Simple Machines and more.

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Measuring with Shadow
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Measuring with Shadow

How can you measure the width between screw threads? One way is with a machine is called an Optical Comparator. It was developed by James Hartness & Russell Porter, who […]

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