Spencer and others in the Princeton University Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences headed to the beach with the DIYnamics Lego Table to teach basics of our oceans and atmospheres at the New Jersey Ocean Fun Days weekend.
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After nearly a year on hiatus, we’re revamping the DIYnamics blog, with several posts upcoming on exciting events past and future. In particular, our first public virtual Show and Tell will be held on April 6th, which you should attend!
DIYnamics has launched a major overhaul with three new kits and accompanying guides that range from a beefed-up Lego table to a nearly research-grade 3-foot diameter device.
DIYnamics happily welcomes new members to our core team and updates the whereabouts of existing members and alumni.
The DIYnamics LEGO table joined forces with the Weather in a Tank in October 2019 to create a powerful one-two punch of demonstrations at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory annual Open House event.
DIYnamicists and UCLA SPINLabbers teamed up with the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching to create four new, high-quality videos featuring our LEGO table, the Whale, and Barbasoloscope.
A paper summarizing the DIYnamics project was recently published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
DIYnamics returned to UCLA’s annual Exploring Your Universe science fair with our Lego-based platforms and larger square tank.
We have posted new videos to our YouTube channel providing “how-to” instructions for our core demonstrations, including recording them from the rotating frame.
The DIYnamics team taught basics of rotating fluids using our beloved tables, frozen cans of tomato paste, inflatable globes, and LEGO Batmen at a really cool science fair.
DIYnamics has now officially been implemented into undergraduate and graduate teaching, as part of a “lab day” in a UCLA course.
The UCLA Division of Physical Sciences has a new article on DIYnamics on their main website and has added DIYnamics to its Outreach page.
The DIYnamics team ran a booth at UCLA’s massive public science fair “Exploring Your Universe,” featuring demonstrations and kids building their own DIYnamics tables.
DIYnamicist Jon Aurnou led demonstrations using the DIYnamics table and a record player…and even got written up in the local newspaper!