What can we as engineers make with everyday materials?
Let’s create a simple grabber that can extend and grab something!
By the end of this activity, and some parental assistance, you will have a fun tool to help fetch things from afar!
In the activity, you will construct a grabber out of cardboard.
How far can it extend? Will longer cardboard strips help? What can be used to help grab with it?
- Tape or Glue
Cut cardboard sheet into same-length sections, 4 inches each.
Repeat 6 times and cut out a toothed part to be the grabbing section
Connect the strips together using toothpicks, overlapping parts as shown, trim to size.
Tape or glue the toothy sections to the end of the grabber