Flag Waver


Single SKU: 1822-90

20 Pack SKU: 1822-91

Wave your flag high! The TeacherGeek Flag Waver Activity is an excellent introduction to TeacherGeek construction techniques and components. By combining gears, pulleys and cams, you change rotary motion into linear motion to raise, lower and wave flags by simply turning a crank. Once you have experienced the TeacherGeek building system, you can create anything with TeacherGeek components. You will find the Flag Waver Construction Guide is easy to follow, fun and informative.

Flag Waver Activity Document Downloads 

Get Started with the Build Guide

Other useful resources:

TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need

What tools will you need to do this activity?


Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool


Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.


Saw, Pruning Shears


Change splined holes in components from press fit (dowels press and stay) to loose fit (dowels are able to slide and rotate).


#3 Drill Bit and Drill

Sets of tools can be found here.

Make your Flag Waver even better by incorporating recycling bin material.

Flag Waver Components

What's in the Flag Waver Activity?

Component: 20pk Quantity: Single Quantity:
Dowels 100 6
300mm Slide Stop 5 1/3 (100mm)
Stop Clips 80 4
Hole Plates 40 2
Perpendicular Blocks 100 6
Rubber Bands 50 4
40pc Mixed Gears 1 1
40pc Mixed Pulleys 1 1


This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision. 

Science, Math & Engineering Standards

TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:

Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet

International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet

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