STEM Design Challenges are fun, engaging activities that stimulate problem-solving and critical thinking for students, grades 2-8. (Paid product comes with modifications to add or decrease rigor for younger/older students.)
GENERATE YOUR OWN ELECTRICITY WITHOUT SOLAR OR WIND. An Inventor is offering plans for a low-cost, extremely simple and lightweight Steam Engine with important ramifications for alternate power capable of being fueled by various heat sources. Conventional steam engines are considered dangerous because of the high pressures. This one can operate on pressures as low as 2 pounds and is able to generate useful power at pressures of 15 pounds, or about the same as common pressure cookers.
"Idea Box, located just inside the Oak Park Library's Main Library entrance, is a dedicated 9’ x 13’ space that each month provides a new and dynamic participatory community experience. Visitors are encouraged to learn through tinkering, fun, experimentation and play."