Nick Lutsko, an assistant professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, describes his collaboration with the Colegio La Esperanza elementary school in Tijuana, Mexico, using DIYnamics to teach (remotely and in Spanish!) their students some fundamentals of rotating fluids.
In addition to the LEGO revamp in the form of the Technic Table, DIYnamics has recently developed two brand new systems emphasizing portability, ease of assembly, and broad-range rotational capability: the DJ Table and the HT3.
The DIYnamics team presented a diverse range of fluid dynamics experiments you can perform at home as part of UCLA’s Exploring Your Universe public science fair — held virtually for 2020.
The Technics Table is the upgraded successor to the LEGO Table. Available for $80, the Technics Table features a more robust design to provide a more consistent user experience.
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.
Natalie Kongable, a high school student working with DIYnamics team member Alex Gonzalez at Iowa State University, describes how she taught middle schoolers about extratropical cyclones using the DIYnamics LEGO table.
DIYnamics happily welcomes new members to our core team and updates the whereabouts of existing members and alumni.
Mirjam Glessmer describes how she and colleagues at Kiel University in Germany are using the DIYnamics tables in innovative ways in their classrooms.
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.
Society of Women Geoscientists and Project Scientist teach K-12 girls planetary fluid dynamics with a record player
Jordyn introduces us to the Society of Women Geoscientists organization at UCLA and how they partnered with Project Scientist to teach K-12 girls about planetary fluid motions using a record player.
For a 3rd consecutive year, DIYnamics participated in UCLA’s massive public science fair called Exploring Your Universe, with core team members and volunteers leading demonstrations for hundreds of attendees.
Santiago Triana of the Royal Observatory of Belgium shares incredible visualizations of rotating fluids in a sphere performed for research purposes and for public outreach events in Belgium and the Netherlands using the DIYnamics Lego Table.
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.
Core DIYnamicist Jon Aurnou shares how he and his group members taught K-8 students about vortices, including the polar vortex, using the standard LEGO-based DIYnamics table and the large-and-in-charge Whale Table.
Professor Alex Gonzalez at Iowa State University shares how he has used DIYnamics in his classroom.
Princeton University graduate student Abigale Wyatt shares the awesome outreach she and classmates are doing weekly in Philadelphia using DIYnamics!
UCLA Graduate student Alex Arnold explains how she and fellow students used DIYnamics to teach young students about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The DIYnamics team shared their outreach resources with other Southern California fluid dynamicists at SoCal Fluids 2019
A paper summarizing the DIYnamics project was recently published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
The DIYnamics team shared their efforts to promote geoscience education at the Fall 2018 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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!
The DIYnamics team brought their rotating tables to the 7th grade science class at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School in Compton, CA.
The DIYnamics team brought rotating tables large and small to La Tijera K-8 Charter School in Inglewood, CA, to teach basics Earth’s atmospheric and oceanic motions.