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Farthest flight by a paper aircraft

Joe has designed a paper aeroplane that flies further than any other. He provides some tips to help with aerodynamic design. Use to prompt discussion about design for flight.

From  Guiness World Records on December 11th, 2019 11 likes 2,167 plays

Largest LEGO® brick diorama

The largest LEGO brick diorama is more than 21 square metres. What is a diorama? How did the creators design this diorama and how did they translate their designs into reality?

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Most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted)

The most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted) is 2,020 shots, and was achieved by Toyota Motor Corporation and Alvark Tokyo. They explain the differences from…

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Largest LEGO® brick caravan

The largest LEGO® brick caravan consists of 288,630 individual bricks, achieved by Ben "The Brick Builder". How did they build the caravan to scale? Could be used to inspire a…

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Largest LEGO® brick ship

The largest LEGO® brick ship measures 8.44 m (27 ft 8.5 in) in length. How did they build th ship to scale. Could be used in conjunction with largest Lego brick caravan to inspire a…

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Longest swing set

The longest swing set is 163.35 m. Built in a circle, it enables children to swing and see one another as they play. The makers explain the thinking behind their design. Could inspire…

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Widest cable-stayed bridge

The widest cable-stayed bridge is the Rod El-Farag Axis bridge in Egypt. It is 67.3 m (220 ft 9.6 in) wide. Use to discuss how this type of bridge design compares to other bridge types, and…

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Fastest speed in a jet-propelled go-kart

Tom explains the thinking that went into creating the fastest jet-propelled go-kart, which travels at speeds of more than 112 mph. Prompts a discussion of how this works, and what other…

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Largest rideable hexapod robot

Matt is an animatronics expert, who works on the Star Wars films. In his spare time he builds things like this hexapod robot. He explains some of the challenges he faced in building it.…

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Most robots dancing simultaneously

1,372 robots dance together in this video. What is involved in creating these dance moves, and how do they dance simultaneously? Could prompt a discussion about robot identity and the role…

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Largest model train set

Miniatur Wonderland is an inspiring miniature version of numerous major cities, with trains, aeroplanes, emergency services and bustling buildings. Provides an insight into model making and…

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Largest order Rubiks - magic cube

The largest order Rubik's / magic cube is 33x33x33 and was achieved by Grégoire Pfennig (France). He shares the designs of a wide range of Rubik's cubes. Use to prompt a…

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Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit

Richard demonstrates his jet engine-powered suit, that goes at speeds of more than 32 mph. How does it enable him to fly? Are there other ways in which current technology can be used to…

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Most skips by a robot in one minute

The most skips by a robot in one minute is 106. Use to discuss robot design and programming. But could also be used to discuss the importance of the outward design of the robot, in addition…

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Fastest monowheel motorcycle

Kevin explains how to ride a monowheel if you want to be the fastest in the world. What is it about the design that means you can tip over, it's difficult to slow down and stop, and…

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Farthest distance covered by a quadruped robot

The farthest distance covered by a quadruped robot is 134.03 km (83.28 miles). Use this clip to prompt a discussion about how robots can be used in situations that would be dangerous for…

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