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  1. The Eiffel tower is iconic engineering at its best. To experience the feats, the summum of engineering, the Eiffel Tower, a.k.a. La Tour de 300 metres, cannot be too far. Pictures? videos? websites? all fine. Build it? awesome! I will be logging here my build of La Grande Dame, the one that for over a hundred years has seen these ugly bags of water go to and fro. I am actually in business to help kids and grown-ups build their giftings and skills and patch their weaknesses in particular regarding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and learning and doing and making. I design and make innovative and very out-of-the box and hands-on learning materials mostly focused on supporting each in-progress human creature's individual path and the duty us grownups have to open said path and empower said very unique and very precious being, so s/he will follow that path with strength, purpose, and joy. I believe that learning should be connected with the real world. I strongly believe in individuality, in gumption of the learner and the educator, in exploration, amazement, and fun, in excellence and achievement. The Eiffel Tower has all of that So from making these awesome connectors for soda straws eventually it was time for a master project, a spectacular one, yet within reach of a dedicated youth or a team. The 1/100 scale model of a 300 meter tower measures, well, 300 centimeters (I love it when it's so easy to convert scales and plans). That's 10 feet tall! so here we go.
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