Pictures cannot completely convey what it’s like to actually work with 4DFrame or
capture the atmosphere of a 4DFrame event. These videos from various organizations
that use 4DFrame will help you get a better understanding of what it’s like to use
this exciting educational material.
Here’s a short introduction to some of the components that make up 4DFrame followed
by examples of Korean students using this exciting educational material in a variety
of different ways:
"Rube Goldberg" display as built by students at the Future of Industrial Science
and Technology High School, Korea:
Such demonstrations are named after American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer
and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). He was fascinated by complex devices that
could perform simple activities in unusual ways. A really fun variation is this innovative
creation that is largely built with 4DFrame.
Fun with water wheels at Fredrikshovs Slotts Skola, Sweden. Please note that this
clip will direct you to view it directly on YouTube and will open in a new window:
Putting Christopher Polhem’s principles into action:
The Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist Christopher Polhem (1661 - 1751)
contributed to many areas of technological advances that have influenced our modern
industry. One of the areas he worked on was to develop methods for power transmission.
He presented methods for converting power from a power source (eg. wind, water, etc.)
to motion, which is then used to perform useful work. He also showed how to transmit
power over long distances. This video shows an example using a 4DFrame model that
transforms air in motion (here using a fan) to an up-and-down motion in a series
of hammers (here built with 4DFrame).
Building geodesic domes and spheres outdoors with Super 4DFrame (Windows Media file):
Mr. Ho Gul Park, the inventor of 4DFrame educational materials, shows elementary
school children how to build geodesic domes and spheres out of the largest version