Materials List: Flying T-Shirts

For sketching and prototype-building, each group needs:

  • paper, pencils and erasers
  • assortment of office/classroom supplies and small arts and crafts supplies, such as paper, tape, scissors, glue, Popsicle sticks, paper clips, rubber bands, twist ties, etc.

For full-scale model building, groups may request and need:

  • pieces of wood, such as cuts of plywood, dowel, 2 x 4 beams
  • PVC pipes and joints
  • nails, screws, hinges, springs
  • elastic tubing
  • bungee cords
  • other items available at grocery, hardware and dollar/discount stores

Note: Activity costs will vary widely, depending on materials requested by/made available to students. A rough estimate is $10-15 per group. To keep costs low, try to use scraps, leftovers from home and recycling bin materials.

Each group needs:

To share with the entire class:

  • power drill
  • drill bits, including a hole cutter (a circular saw drill bit attachment that cuts wider holes in wood sheets)
  • hacksaw
  • sandpaper
  • duct tape
  • wood glue
  • screw drivers
  • hammer
  • computer with Internet access (to show an eight-minute video)