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YS Aeromodelling DIY Workshop

Sun, 29 Apr 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Rs 600
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Joining the revolution of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement, is presenting a workshop for kids in the physics of flying with a hands-on approach. This will be achieved through the building of model gliders using paper and foam. The participants will be provided with the necessary materials and carefully guided to build their own gliders using their own hands.

The workshop will help you understand basic aerodynamics and the design of a glider. It will also serve as an introduction to production engineering and a training in technical instructions. By the end, you will have gained the confidence to fabricate working models of basic gliders.

Eligibility: Classes V to X.

Tentative list of gliders built: 

  • Ketch
  • Marlin Paper Airplane
  • The Hurricane
  • The Kingfisher

Check out John Collins, the current world record holder for creating the paper aeroplane that flew the longest distance. To achieve this feat he studied origami for 10 years, after spending years perfecting paper gliders.

Current Record for Distance: 226 feet and 10 inches


Benefits of making paper gliders

Since this process is a subset of origami, the mental and health benefits are numerous. To list a few skills that this workshop will focus on:

  • Visual Motor (Hand-eye coordination)
  • Temporal-Spatial
  • Sequencing
  • Concentration
  • Geometry
  • Symmetry recognition
  • Creativity  & Problem Solving
  • Manual dexterity

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Why Do-It-Yourself?

Why Do-It-Yourself?

"Give your son a fish, he will eat today. Teach him how to fish, he will eat every day" is a proverb that encapsulates the spirit of Do-It-Yourself and this workshop. We want to provide your child with the confidence and skills to materialise what they imagine- starting from simple models. If a child feels empowered, he or she will grow to be an independent and self-sufficient person.


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IIT Madras Research Park No.32, Kanagam Rd, Kanagam Periyar Nagar, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Hi! My son is 8 and a half years old and is a science enthusiast. We are here on a vacation and he would be thrilled to attend this workshop. Can there be an exception made on the age limit, or can you suggest similar programs for him. Awaiting your response. Thank you. Regards, Prashanthi Rao (6301857733)
    6:49 AM, 23 Apr, 2018
  •     A. We are copying the organizers on this email to check if there could be a age relaxation made for your son. However, you can also check the below event where your son fits the age category. Young Scientist - Please check on the below request and let us know if there could be any age relaxation accommodated for the kid. Thanks, EH
          7:03 AM, 23 Apr, 2018
  •     A. We will make an exception for your son. Please note that there is a risk that your son may not follow the workshop entirely. We will do our best to accommodate his level. Thanks and Regards (
          8:05 AM, 23 Apr, 2018
  • Q. Hi pls confirm if timings for all 5 days is 10am - 4.30PM??
    5:00 AM, 25 Apr, 2018
  •     A. We are copying the organizers on this email to confirm the timings for all the days. Young Scientists - Please check and update the timings for all the 5 days. Thanks, EH
          10:39 AM, 26 Apr, 2018
  •     A. The YS Aeromodelling DIY Workshop is on the 29th of April between 2 PM and 4 PM. It is a 2-hour workshop and is being conducted on one day only. Thanks and Regards, YS Support Team.
          10:58 AM, 26 Apr, 2018
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