CONTEST WINNERS

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THE GREAT EGG SCRAMBLER 

CONTEST WINNER: KATE OF WYLIE, TX!

Kate, we’re impressed by how you designed your invention to stand on its own over the bowl, the clever motor placement on the chassis, and the symmetry of the whole machine. And, what a great idea to incorporate part of your dad’s weed eater. Fantastic Tinkering.

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CREATURE WITH SPINNING ARMS

CONTEST WINNER: SIMONE OF SAN CARLOS, CA!

Simone, we love your double-motor design, the way you used the shape of the wooden chassis to make a head, the feet made from wheels, and your creative use of yarn and paper to create a super cool and ultra-adorable creature. Great job getting those arms spinning super fast!

CONTEST FINALISTS

TINKERER:
BECKETT

*Two-time finalist!*
Tinkerer Beckett, we love how you used the can and silver tape to make a robot body. Excellent use of outside materials!

TINKERERS:
ASHALIA + DYLAN

Nice handle! Great use of the L-brackets to both support the handle and hold the springs for the electrical connections. We also loved the double-wheel whisk stabilizer.

TINKERER:
WESTON

We love this minimalist design, Weston! The stacked wheels are a great way to increase rotational momentum and really show those eggs who’s boss. Simple and effective—great work.

TINKERER:
JAYA

*Two-time finalist!*
Mr. Crazy is crazy awesome! Placing the motor off-center on the wheel is brilliant. We love your use of the plastic jar and how you created and decorated his face and head.

TINKERER:
KAI

What an elegant stabilization solution, using the wheel and straight piece to hold the scrambler rods!

TINKERER:
LUKE

Excellent invention, Luke! The tape seems to hold the whisk very securely. We also like the way you used a wooden piece and bolts for a safe and sturdy electrical connection platform. Great work!

TINKERER:
BECKETT

Great use of two offset wheels, Beckett, with a centered wheel in between – it’s a very clever way to create a wide diameter rotation!

TINKERER:
WESTON

*Two-time finalist!*
Weston, this is an ingenious double-cup design. We like your use of the axle and wheels as arms. And the background music is the icing on the cake. Excellent job!

TINKERER:
BENNETT

Bennett, we love how you boldly plunge the wooden pieces into the egg! Great double-gearwheel scrambler. Thanks for sending both the video and picture so we can really see your invention.

TINKERER:
SAM

Ingenious pistol-grip configuration! We also really like your motor holder made from two wood pieces, and the strategic battery placement.

TINKERER:
EVAN

Evan, thank you for showing us true Tinkering in action! It is great to see all the different difficulties you had to overcome on the way to an awesome egg scrambler. Your final invention is fantastic—we love the way you decided that one scrambler rod is actually better than two. And the video is amazing – we can’t wait for Episode 2!

TINKERER:
JAYA

Chopsticks! Genius! And, your invention also meets Challenge #1: Create something that can make a loud noise. Two for one!

TINKERER:
ALEXIE

Alexie, we love this design! Brilliant use of the box as a stand—it looks like it works perfectly. We like how you used twist-ties to secure your wires in a place where rubber bands might have been hard to apply. Fantastic!

 

 

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