IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 04.iii

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In your patrol, build a Mechanical Hand, following the engineering design process: Brainstorm, Draw, Construct and debrief (Mechanical Hand)


 Straws
 Tissue paper
 Glue/sellotape
 Empty toilet rolls
 Clay/blu tack/ playdo/plasticine
 String/thread/needle
 Latex gloves
 Paper/card
 Wire/Elastic bands
 Ping pong ball/keyboard
 Coloured Post it notes


Aim of Badge To take on an engineering project – everyone can be an engineer!
This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 5 sub sections of which 1 must be completed using the engineering design process
Lend me a (Mechanical) Hand?
Leader please read the file on OGM Option 04
“In your patrol, take on one of the listed below engineering challenges:
Following the engineering design process: Brainstorm, Draw, Construct and debrief”
before you introduce this activity to the Guides

The Challenge (see overleaf)
• Give each patrol a copy of the challenge, the Engineering Design Process and template to draw the final design (see attached file)
• Explain the time scale for each part of the design process
• Place of the material in a central area of the hall
• Complete each step of the design process
• Share the Background Information
Engineering Ireland
Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes pages 6


  • Engineering Design Process
  • Interest Badge Guide Engineering
  • Mechanical Hand

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