1. Inventors assemble!

AQUiLA CHOCOLATE ACTIVITY

Inventorsassemble !

FeelinginspiredbythenonsenseinventionsinourChocolateissue ? Ofcourseyouare , sowhynothaveagoyourself ?
Learning objectives
– Useyourimagination – Designandinvention – Laughyoursocksoff
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1 hour + Individual / Pairs : Better together Difficulty : Easy peasy

Yourmission

Wechalengeyoutotakeasecondlookatthearticleaboutsily / uselessinventionsinourChocolateissue , andseewhat crazyideasyoucancomeupwith . Tomakethingsmoreinteresting , whynotaddadoseofhealthycompetition . Pityour witsagainstafelowinventorandseewhocancomeupwiththesiliestidea !

Getstarted

Phase 1 :
Gohuntingforinspiration . Canyou�ndanyproblemsthatrealybugyou ? Anypart ofyourdailyroutinethatyouthinkcouldbeimprovedwithasneakyshortcut ? Write them aldown , andremembertherearenobadideas .*
Phase 2 :
Thinkoutsidethebox . We ’ renotlookingforsensible , practicalinventions , we ’ re lookingforSILLYones . Taketheproblem ofcheese , forexample , isthereafasterway wecangetcheesefrom thefridgeintoourfaces ? Somekindofdispenserperhaps ? A marbleruntypeaffair ? Maybesomekindofcheesegrabbertool ? Mmmmm cheese .
You will need – Paper – Pen – Accesstoamultitudeofsafeand non-preciousorperishableitems – Partner ( optional ) Colouringpens – Paint ( optional ) – Eco-gliter ( optional ) – Stickers ( optional )
Phase 3 :
Sketchoutyourinitialidea . Howdoesitwork ? Annotateyourdrawingandcolouritin sotheideaissuperclear .
Phase 4 :
Buildyourprototype ( amodelofyouridea ). Onlyyou ’ lknowwhatmaterialsyoul needinordertodothis , justmakesureyougetanadult ’ spermisionbeforeraiding therecyclingbinorusingobjectsthatalreadyexist . Don ’ tworyifyou ’ renotsatis�ed withthe�rsttry . Revisityourdesignasmanytimesasittakestogetitjuststupid enough .
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