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Rocketry(TARC) Aerospace Engineering Aerodynamics apogeerockets Advanced 
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Arduino Password Unlock Door Security System Computer Science Arduino Based Door Security System instructables Advanced 
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7” Portable Multitouch Raspberry Pi Tablet Electrical Engineering 3d printing, Coding & Programming (Python Language), Soldering adafruit Advanced 
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First Tech Challange Mechanical Engineering Robotics, Mechatronics firstinspires Advanced 
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SparkFun BigTime Watch Kit Electrical Engineering Circuits & Soldering sparkfun Simple 
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Solder:Time DIY watch kit Electrical Engineering Circuits & Soldering adafruit Simple 
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Punk LED Collar Kit - Red LEDs Computer Science Circuits & Soldering adafruit Simple 
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Sparki Computer Science Coding & Programming (C Language) arcbotics Simple 
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SparkFun Learn to Solder - Simon Says Computer Science Circuits & Soldering sparkfun Simple 
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10" Raspberry Pi Desktop Electrical Engineering 3d printing, Coding & Programming (Python Language), Soldering adafruit Advanced 
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Weather Balloons Aerospace Engineering Control Systems highaltitudescience Advanced 
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Thermal Receipt Printer Guts Computer Science Coding & Programming (Python Language), Soldering adafruit Intermediate 
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Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit Computer Science Coding & Programming (Python Language) sparkfun amazon Intermediate 
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Adafruit IoT Pi Printer Project Pack - Includes Raspberry Pi Electrical Engineering Coding & Programming (Python Language), Soldering adafruit Intermediate 
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Seaperch Electrical Engineering Robotics and Control Systems seaperch Intermediate 
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Electric Cigar Box Guitar Electrical Engineering Acoustic, Sound harmonyphysics Intermediate 
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DIY Xylophone Computer Science Acoustic, Sound instructables Intermediate 
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LED`s Circuit Electrical Engineering Electric Circuit, Ohm`s law Intermediate 
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SparkFun Inventor's Kit Lab Pack V3.2 Computer Science Coding & Programming (C Language) sparkfun Intermediate 
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Future City Civil Engineering Constructionall Analysis futurecity Intermediate 
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Arduino 101 Lab Pack Computer Science Coding & Programming (C Language) sparkfun Intermediate 
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Arduino Starter Kit Computer Science Coding & Programming (C Language) amazon Intermediate 
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Home Made CNC Machine (Does not Carve but Draw) Mechanical Engineering Arduino, Coding, Coordinate System YouTube Advanced 
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Air Hockey Robot with a 3D Printer Mechanical Engineering Air Drag, Face Tracking Software, Coordinate System YouTube Advanced 
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Arduino Practice Experiments Electrical Engineering Arduino Basics Purchase the Arduino 101 Lab Pack (It has 10 kits) and it has instructions for 21 experiments SparkFun Intermediate 
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Solar Roller Electrical Engineering harmonyphysics Intermediate 
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Arduino Light Blending Setup Electrical Engineering Circuits & Frequency of Light  Youtube1 Youtube2 Youtube3 Intermediate 
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Shell Eco Marathon Mechanical Engineering Auto Industry, Mechatronics SHELL ECO Advanced 
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Underwater Drone Electrical Engineering Robotics and Control Systems openrov Advanced 
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TIMESQUARE DIY Watch Kit  Electrical Engineering Circuits & Soldering adafruit Introductory 
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littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kit Electrical Engineering Circuits LittleBits SparkFun  Introductory 
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Solder : Time II Watch Kit Computer Science Circuits & Soldering SparkFun (Retired) Introductory 
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CircuitScribe Electrical Engineering Circuits You may use project ignite for your project Electroninks Projectignite Project Page Introductory 
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Pinhole Camera Mechanical Engineering Optics Instructions Software  Jon Grepstad Intermediate 
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Arduino Extension Kit Computer Science Coding & Programming (C Language) amazon Intermediate 
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The GrowRoom  Civil Engineering Robotics and Control Systems, CNC, Wood Work Instructions, Files, Links Advanced 
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Balsa Wood Bridge (Consumables) Civil Engineering Force and Directions, Newton`s Laws pitsco Intermediate 
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Balsa Wood Bridge Design (Complete Set) Civil Engineering Pitsco How to build? (Instructables) Intermediate 
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Satellite Projects Aerospace Engineering Coding & Programming (C Language), Simple Circuits ArduSat Kit Order Ardusat Cubesat and Tubesat Advanced 
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Build a simple robot Mechanical Engineering Popular Mechanics Step by Step Introductory 
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Raspberry Pi + Alexa Voice Service of Amazon Electrical Engineering This project demonstrates how to access and test the Alexa Voice Service using a Java client (running on a Raspberry Pi), and a Node.js server. You will be using the Node.js server to get a Login with Amazon authorization code by visiting a website using your computer's (Raspberry Pi in this case) web browser. Github Advanced 
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Earthquake Project-Safer Buildings Civil Engineering Resonance, Waves, Force and Motion  Pitsco Intermediate 
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Model Airplanes Design Aerospace Engineering Pitsco Intermediate 
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Toothpick Bridge Design Civil Engineering Force and Motion Pitsco Intermediate 
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Crystal Radio Electrical Engineering Germanium Crystal Diodes Crystal radios have been around since before the 1930's and can run with no input energy other that the radio signal. Even when completely isolated, but from the atmosphere, a crystal radio will produce a voltage in the earpiece resulting in a sound (albeit and undesirable one). Instructables Advanced 
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Monkey and Hunter Electrical Engineering Electricity, Magnetism, Kinematics 2-D Motion  YouTube YouTube Arbor Scientific  Advanced 
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FM Radio Electrical Engineering Circuits & Soldering SparkFun (Retired Product) Intermediate 
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Smart Car Electrical Engineering Electronics Arduino powered car Instructables GitHub Intermediate 
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RFID Door Lock With Arduino Electrical Engineering Arduino Lock System More security for your classroom :) Instructables Intermediate 
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3D Digital Design Computer Science Tinkercad Makerbot Project Ignite Formlabs Advanced 
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3DOF Ball on Plate Using Closed Loop Stepper Motors Mechanical Engineering Equilibrium, Coordinate Plane Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Instructables Advanced 
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Hydraulic Lift  Mechanical Engineering Fluids & Thermodynamics  Ward Science Introductory 
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Gravity Car Mechanical Engineering Conservation of Mechanical Energy  Harmonyphysics YouTube YouTube Advanced 
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DIY Electro-Magnetic Levitation!  Electrical Engineering Electromagnetism and Electronics, Hall Effect Sensor Instructables Drew Paul Designs Advanced 
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Easy IoT weather station with multiple sensors Computer Science Electrical Engineering, Soldering, Circuitry, Sensor Use Instructables Advanced 
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DIY Life-Size Remote Control (transparent) BB-8 Computer Science Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Soldering, Circuitry, Sensor Use Instructables Advanced 
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10 Breadboard Projects For Beginners Electrical Engineering Breadboarding Full instructions are not Free Instructables Intermediate 
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How to make RC plane Aerospace Engineering Aerodynamic, Thrust, Drag, Lift, Free Body Diagrams, Force,  Instructables Advanced 
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Human Arm Civil Engineering Torque Pasco Introductory 
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Water Rockets Computer Science Force and Motion, Newton's 3rd Law, Action-Reaction  Pitsco Introductory 
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DIY WiFi Outlet Electrical Engineering Smart Classroom, IoT Instructables Intermediate 
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Toy Solar Car  Electrical Engineering Force & Energy Pitsco Solar Designer Pitsco Ray Catcher Introductory 
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Egg-Drop  Civil Engineering Momentum, Force & Motion,  Pitsco Intermediate 
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Bluetooth Police Beacon Electrical Engineering Instructables Introductory 
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Straw Structure Design Civil Engineering Force and Motion Pitsco Introductory 
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Infinity Mirrors Projects Aerospace Engineering Instructables Intermediate 
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Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 3D Printed Electrical Engineering Mini Quadcopter with FPV Spying :) Instructables Photo Album of a similar project Advanced 
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Bridge Design with Pasco Structure System Civil Engineering Statics Pasco Intermediate 
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Mousetrap Vehicles  Mechanical Engineering Force and Motion Pitsco Intermediate 
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MiniROV with Arduino Computer Science Buoyancy Google Drive Introductory 
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R2D2 with Littlebits  Computer Science Robotics Littlebits R2-D2  Download R2-D2 Papercraft Intermediate 
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Rocket Engine (Requires Teacher Monitoring) Aerospace Engineering Energy - Rocket Propulsion YouTube Engine pack from amazon Launch Controller Rocket Engine Bracket Advanced 
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Catapult Design Mechanical Engineering Force and Motion Pitsco Intermediate 
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Solid-Fuel Rocket Design Aerospace Engineering Force and Motion Pitsco Advanced 
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$4 WiFi Door Alarm using a ESP8266 Computer Science Security Instructables Intermediate 
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Air-Powered Dragster Design Mechanical Engineering Friction and Aerodynamics Pitsco Intermediate 
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Getting Started With Arduino: A Beginner’s Guide Computer Science Beginner guide to use Arduino Step by step guide What can you do with Arduino Introductory 
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Raspberry Pi FM Radio Station Computer Science Radio Waves & Coding & Linux  Build your own local Radio Station Instructables Advanced 
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10 Skills you need to know before starting to work on Arduino Computer Science Beginner’s Electronics A quick run-down of ten of the most basic DIY electronics skills to help you get started  Beginner’s Electronics Introductory 
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Traffic Control  Computer Science Create a three color traffic light Traffic Light Introductory 
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Arduino Alarm System Computer Science Alarm system Arduino alarm system Basic Arduino Alarm System demo Introductory 
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Roll the Dice Computer Science light one of six LEDs randomly Roll the Dice Introductory 
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Build Your Own Dynamic Ambient Lighting For A Media Center Computer Science set up an amazing lighting system that’s going to reflect what’s on-screen Dynamic light Arduino Ambient Lighting using Processing Introductory 
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Build a Battery Tester Computer Science Create a battery tester to test volt Battery tester Introductory 
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Raspberry Pirate Box Computer Science Local File Sharing & Routing Create your own mini internet  Piratebox Advanced 
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GPS Receiver Computer Science Build a simple GPS receiver Nostarch Intermediate 
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Create a Keypad Lock Computer Science Keypad controlled lock Nostarch Introductory 
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Stop the Clock Computer Science Create a stopwatch Stop the clock Introductory 
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Raspberry Pie Based Server Computer Science Internet & Network Technology Make your own cloud  Arkos Advanced 
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How to Do Arduino-Controlled Intelligent Time-Lapse Photography Computer Science Light-Sensitive and Adjustable Dynamic Time-Lapse Photography Time Lapse 
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