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Want a Green Screen studio? Paint one wall! Color: Home Depot / Behr "Gamma Sector Green" @istelib #makered #ISTE2015. Green Screen - Jennifer L. Wagner. Take 5: Stop Motion Animation Hacks for a MakerSpace. R2D2 bitRobot #BitWars: a littleBits Project by drthuler. R2-D2 Papercraft. Exploring Bioluminescence with littleBits: a littleBits Project by EricaTheMaker. STEP 1 : Introduction - Introduce the lesson and ask the students if they have ever heard of bioluminescent animals and if they can name any!

Exploring Bioluminescence with littleBits: a littleBits Project by EricaTheMaker

The Angler fish from Finding Nemo is common. (2 min) - Watch the first minute of the David Gallo TED Talk, Underwater Astonishments. (1 min) - Show inspiration board and discuss the different animals we saw in the video. Review the main reasons scientists think animals are bioluminescent: avoid/attract prey, attract/win mates. STEP 2 : Learning About Bioluminescence You can discuss the following facts (3-5 min): - Most biolum. animals give off blue light.

Education Project: Challenge Cards. January’s Education Project is focused on Challenge Cards.

Education Project: Challenge Cards

Community members Mrs. J and Max have submitted two examples of these littleBits cards, which are a great way for students to independently explore the basic functions of the Bits modules and engineer circuits based on design prompts. 1. 101 - Classroom Set Edition with Task Cards: a littleBits Project by Mrs. J in the Library. STEP 1 : Watch the video to discover how littleBits work!

101 - Classroom Set Edition with Task Cards: a littleBits Project by Mrs. J in the Library

Click one of the links below to watch the video. If one is blocked by your school, try the other one. Remember! You may need to pause the video so it can load. When you finish watching the video, choose another step to complete. Learning concepts: Simplified for electrical circuit: a littleBits Project by LB SG. For a limited time only, FREE International Shipping on orders over $350.

Learning concepts: Simplified for electrical circuit: a littleBits Project by LB SG

Details Shop Now! *Free shipping offer is for a limited time. Does not include duties, taxes, or other fees. Three Maker Apps to Spark Young Imaginations. What to look for in maker apps Fun software abounds on the market.

Three Maker Apps to Spark Young Imaginations

As you begin to explore products that might work in your library’s maker space, consider the questions below. Your answers should give you and your colleagues a sense of whether or not the app is one worth integrating into your programming. • How does this product help a child or teen learn a new skill or extend what they already know? • In what ways does this app provide opportunities to innovate and create something original? Student Set. The Student Set (former Classroom Set) is an excellent way to incorporate littleBits into your classroom.

Student Set

The Student Set includes all the Bits modules and instructions your students need to create circuits in seconds and combine them with craft materials to make projects. Perfect for 4 students working individually or 8 students working in pairs. Customized for educatorsIdeal resource for STEM/STEAM teaching and learningGreat for choice time activity and open explorationIncludes 1 Base Kit, 1 Premium Kit and 2 additional power modules2 quick-start instruction booklets with circuit and project ideas Get started! Match the number of students in your classroom to the number of recommended Student Sets: Learning concepts: Simplified for electrical circuit: a littleBits Project by LB SG. 101 lesson - Learning input and output the littlebits way!: a littleBits Project by LB SG.

STEP 1 : Power + Button + Bargraph Construct a simple circuit using Power + Button + Bargraph When you press the Button, what do you see?

101 lesson - Learning input and output the littlebits way!: a littleBits Project by LB SG

If you want to light up only 2 lights on the bargraph, what bit to add? And where to add? How many ways you can do, by adding or replacing bits to achieve only 2 lights on the bargraph? Exploring Bioluminescence with littleBits: a littleBits Project by EricaTheMaker. Electronics for Education: Tools for Hands-on STEM Learning. Makedo Shop. LittleBitsEducatorsGuide FINAL. A Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A "Helping Hand.". Imagination Foundation. A movie that became a movement to foster creativity worldwide. Untitled. 31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds. Tech and non-tech MakerSpace activities for teens in “Octavian Goga” Cluj County Library, Romania.

Teen community members are becoming more interested in creating content for themselves or others, not only in “consuming” it, so this is the main reason why the public libraries should assume new responsibilities.

Tech and non-tech MakerSpace activities for teens in “Octavian Goga” Cluj County Library, Romania

Libraries should facilitate the creation of knowledge in the community they serve, as they are considered institutions of knowledge, which not only provide access to information, but to a variety of activities. As a permanently changing and adapting public library, Romanian “Octavian Goga” Cluj County Library is exploring new ways to attract users and meet their needs by developing new programs and services. The Teenagers Department of the library has been organizing a series of activities that involve teenagers making things or content.

Tech-related activities The tech-related activities were organized as group workshops, under the guidance of professional trainers. Free Resources - Challenge Program - Destination Imagination. Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code. When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing.

Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly becoming a prized, 21st-century skill. Plus, it encourages kids to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use. Coding apps come in a range of formats designed for different ages and abilities. They often incorporate bright colors, cute characters, and elements of game design to appeal to kids. Beginners typically learn to create programs by dragging and dropping visual blocks of code. Whatever your kid's level, there's a tool that will get her behind the computer curtain to actually create content. Younger Kids The Foos: Code for an Hour FREE. 5+ Story-based coding game has kids play through increasingly challenging levels.

Kodable Pro. 6+ Solid beginner game that introduces coding concepts and has lots of parent resources. Official Minecraft Wiki – The ultimate resource for all things Minecraft. Untitled. How To Use Your Wacom Intuos Tablet. Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story - Apps User Group. Growing up in the 80’s meant reading loads of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.

Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story - Apps User Group

They were fun, and a little scary, and you died pretty much every time, but they got lots of kids into books. Recently I decided to bring this idea off the page and into the 21st century by using Google Slides to create an online, interactive story. Often we think of Google Slides in terms of linear presentations, with one slide after another in order. However, Google Slides allows you to add hyperlinks to your presentation which can link to other slides within the presentation when clicked. Caine's Arcade. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Guide.pdf. Real World Design Challenge. The Marshmallow Challenge. Make It @ Your Library. Clay makey makey controller. Propeller-Powered Car. Solar Cockroach Vibrobot. What you need. Soldering Iron + solder Hot glue gun (A helping hand is nice as well) Wire cutters or strong scissors 1.5V solar panel ($1) Small DC Vibrating Motor (AKA Pager motor) Two paper clips Scrap wire (I used the ends from a couple of resistors I had cut down. They can be anything.) Super Cute Option: Googley eyes I bought a pack of 10 solar panels off ebay for $10.

I bought my motors from the online store Electric Goldmine for $1.10 each. If you don't want to buy these in bulk, I have a kit and prebuilt ones for sale on my website. Make It @ Your Library. Solar Altoids iPhone/ iPod Charger. I love my iPhone 4 to death. I really do. Even if it sucks juice faster than a 1st grader at snack time and I often find myself on low power with a long train ride ahead of me. I originally made my Altoids USB Charger to use with my iPhone, only to find that Apple being Apple doesn't let it's products play nice with generic USB chargers. Big $3 Solderless Bristle bot. DIY: 3 Duct Tape Necklaces. Spiral galaxy rings. Turn Nearly Anything into a Speaker. Make It @ Your Library. Make It @ Your Library. Make It @ Your Library. To write your own code, you will need to learn some basic programming language syntax. In other words, you have to learn how to properly form the code for the programmer to understand it.

You can think of this kind of like understanding grammar and punctuation. You can write an entire book without proper grammar and punctuation, but no one will be abler to understand it, even if it is in English. Some important things to keep in mind when writing your own code: An Arduino program is called a sketch. Soft Robots: Make An Artificial Muscle Arm And Gripper. I am convinced that soft robots are the way to finally create inexpensive and flexible robots that can work well with humans. They may make possible the first really practical robots for everyday use. Soft robots use flexible materials to create the frame and actuators of the robot. The artificial air muscles for the hand and arm are made from Oogoo, an inexpensive mix of silicone caulk and corn starch that can be cast into many shapes.

For this robot, the Oogoo was cast into layers to create stacked air bladders that can be expanded or contracted with pressure or vacuum. A standard infrared universal remote can control individual muscles or pre-programmed sequences. Marker Squiggle Bot. Make It @ Your Library. Make It @ Your Library. There are two types of electrical signals , those being alternating current (AC), and direct current (DC). With alternating current, the direction electricity flows throughout the circuit is constantly reversing. You may even say that it is alternating direction. The rate of reversal is measured in Hertz, which is the number of reversals per second. So, when they say that the US power supply is 60 Hz, what they mean is that it is reversing 120 times per second (twice per cycle). With Direct Current, electricity flows in one direction between power and ground.

Speaking of voltage, electricity is typically defined as having a voltage and a current rating. Electricity can also be defined in terms of resistance and watts. If you want a better understanding of these different measurements, what they mean, and how they relate, check out this informative video on Ohm's Law. Most basic electronic circuits use DC electricity. Simple Bots: Inchworm. Arduino Basics: RCtime. RCtime is a function for the Arduino that finds its roots in Basic-based micro controller programming languages (such as the Basic Stamp). DIY Viking Catapult from bamboo skewers. Make a Mini 3D Projector with a Smart Phone. The 4x4x4 LED cube (Arduino) Make It @ Your Library. If you have embarked upon electronics projects in the past, there is a good chance you have already encountered this common component and soldered into your circuit without second thought.

Diodes are valuable in electronics and serve a variety of purposes, which will be highlighted in upcoming steps. Make It @ Your Library. Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard. Rubber Band Helicopter. Make It @ Your Library. A Box For Middle School Kids. I had all sorts of views and great comments on a box I do with my grade 8 woodworking class so I thought i would document a grade 7 version I do. This box is a HUGE hit with the kids. They love giving them as presents to mom and dad so i often try to time the completion with Christmas and Mothers day. Make It @ Your Library. Fold a Book into a Word. I recently saw the following instructable on how to fold book pages into a number and it caught my attention.

How to make an origami corner heart bookmark. Make It @ Your Library. Make It @ Your Library. Clay makey makey controller. Propeller-Powered Car. Stopmotion Video making guide. Making stopmotion videos teach a child how videos "move" and patience to develop something. As a child I was always interested into making stop motion projects. It is a fun and very creative process, and even the long work is really worth it. Make It @ Your Library. So this is my business card holder for work I made with Legos. Easy Rubberband Car. Simple Animatronics (robotic hand) Make It @ Your Library. iPad Light Painting. OK, let's get to light painting with an iPad. Here's what you need: iPad. An iPhone or iPod Touch will also work. iPad Light Painting. OK, let's get to light painting with an iPad.

Here's what you need: iPad. Basic Arduino Robot, Light Seeker! Solar Powered Robot from Trash. Lego Picture Creator. Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino. Make your own stop-motion movie! Make It @ Your Library. Hello World: Building a Simple Circuit with the Othermill. Make a Scribbling Machine. MeArm - Build a Small Hackable Robot Arm. Marble Machines Board. Physical Controller for Tablet or Smartphone. LittleBits 8-bit Jukebox. Teach Engineering: Slingshot Rockets. Make It @ Your Library. LittleBits DIY Smart Thermostat. How to make an iPhone speaker. Make It @ Your Library. Stop motion puppetry with Sugru. Recycled Book Wreath. Make It @ Your Library. Pringles Can Acoustic Amplifier. Makey Makey and Scratch Operation game.