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"From the Ted Talk by Fawn Qiu: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers"

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So how do we start to change the perception of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low folor, and that means this pejcort is easy to get strtaed. So take a look at this tutorial. The first project we asked sntteuds to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to leran, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the financial barrier that prevents people from completing a project. So with ppear, copper tape, ltlhiugbb and a battery, people can complete this project for under a dollar.

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So how do we start to change the perception of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low _____, and that means this _______ is easy to get _______. So take a look at this tutorial. The first project we asked ________ to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to _____, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the financial barrier that prevents people from completing a project. So with _____, copper tape, _________ and a battery, people can complete this project for under a dollar.

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  2. floor
  3. started
  4. project
  5. students
  6. paper
  7. learn

Original Text

So how do we start to change the perception of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low floor, and that means this project is easy to get started. So take a look at this tutorial. The first project we asked students to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to learn, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the financial barrier that prevents people from completing a project. So with paper, copper tape, lightbulb and a battery, people can complete this project for under a dollar.

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