The schools in Singapore break for a week and I thought it would be timely to share a number of creations made by the young minds that I saw at this year's Sony Creative Science Award Ceremony. I loved chatting with the kids and understanding more about the creation process so I thought you might like to hear about them too. Perhaps their stories might even inspire you to make something out of nothing.
First up, meet Haris (and his sister)!
Haris is 8 years old and he created the Asteroid Crash (pictured above) which is a 2 player game where both parties are to aim asteroids (ping pong balls with velcro on them) at the planets (stuck on the bell-shaped bottle) as they spinned. The planets have different points and if you happen to score more points, you win!
I was pretty impressed by the spinning motion and I asked Haris how he managed to make the planets spin?
His answer was simple.
It turns out that he used a portable handheld fan motor (the green ball is part of the fan motor) and after removing the blades, it was perfect for the job. The whole project took him a few weeks to assemble with help from his father.
Gee, I will never look at a handheld fan in the same way again!