In the past, many teachers have attempted to use fans to generate the moving air necessary to do experiments with aerodynamics and kites. Instead, fans generate turbulence. Instead, the machine I built at Lowell Makes moves a kite through still air.

The machine was built entirely during the event and flew successfully. In a classroom situation, experiments can be done to show lift, drag, stability, flexibility, and the effects of increased or decreased mass on flight.

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