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Hi :) Next year, I'm planning on starting a Mechanical Engineering degree. I want to get some hands on experience with making stuff just as preparation, but I've never done anything like this. What's a good place to start? And something that won't cost a lot as I don't have much money?
Any help is appreciated :D thanks

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Tomdf (author)2012-10-21

I love ornithopters, so I suggest building one of those. They have all kinds of linkages and cams, and you can make it from sticks and plastic bags. Excellent fun to cost ratio.
https://www.instructables.com/id/E6HII1H1JREZIXCMII/

Oh, and whirligigs and marble machines, also super fun / cheap.

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bernie308 (author)2012-10-20

The best place to start is here, Instructables.com.

You need to decide what You want to do. If you like computer stuff Arduino is awesome! Endless possibilities.

Good luck.

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Kiteman (author)2012-10-03

The best answer is "it depends".

It depends on your current skill, budget, available tools, materials, general areas of interest...

The best bet is to pick a couple of key words, and then start browsing with the search function (the search box is at the top-right of every page).

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