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Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits
Squishy circuits are a project from the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas. The goal of the project is to design tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough. Thank you to the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, the University of St. Thomas Young Scholars Program, and the 3M Foundation for supporting the undergraduate students working on this project.

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Circuit Bending Tutorial What is circuit bending? Here you’ll find pictures, tutorials and general info on circuit bending. If there is something specific, pertaining to general circuit bending practice, that you would like me to address on this page please feel free to email me at pete[at]casperelectronics[dot]com Topics I plan on addressing include what and where to buy tools and components, touch sensors, general rules of thumb, what to look for when buying toys for bending… and more. Chibitronics – Mashing Craft and Electronics in an exciting Maker Opportunity For those who are fans of Manga or Anime, the term Chibi will be familiar as one used to describe super cute figures, usually with tiny bodies and huge heads. Chibi also is a Japanese slang term for tiny. Whether it is their tiny size or the super cute things you can create,the name ‘Chibitronics’ was a great choice of inventor, Jie Qi,. Chibitronics combine tiny sensors and electronic circuits with stickers, making it possible for anyone with imagination and some time to create interactive designs.

Squishy Circuits+Thrifting+Stratego+Math=Fun During our introduction to CEP811 we were asked to look at four different kits and pick one. I decided to pick the Squishy Circuits because its price point was one that I am sure my school could afford. Moreover, electrical circuits are part of the grade 9 science curriculum here in Alberta, so I felt if nothing else I could transfer my knowledge of Squishy Circuits over to my science colleagues. The second part of the challenge came in the form of needed to find a second-hand item to repurpose using the Squishy Circuit kit. We explored the idea that much of what is used in education is repurposed from other uses, using a video of a presentation done by Mishra and Koehler(2008) about the interrelation of Pedagogy, Content, Technology and Context that they refer to as the TPACK or the Total PACKage.

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Circuit bending Probing for "bend" using a jeweler's screwdriver and alligator clips Circuit bending is the creative, chance-based customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children's toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more conventional contemporary musicians and musical groups have been known to experiment with "bent" instruments. Circuit bending usually involves dismantling the machine and adding components such as switches and potentiometers that alter the circuit. Experimental process[edit] A 1989 Kawasaki toy guitar used in a circuit bending project

AHS Makerspace (We are located in Brisbane, Australia, so have some preference for buying nearer home. These are sellers we have used or are considering. Please comment if you find other good sources.) 3D printer Makerbot Replicator 2 Badge maker Bits and pieces Sign up for newsletter at Squishy Circuits Yesterday I retweeted a tweet for a Squishy Circuits project page and mentioned I had done it as a holiday activity. After the retweet, I had a number of people ask me about the holiday science session where we used Squishy Circuits with children aged 5 and 6. The idea is that you make two types of playdough: one that conducts electricity; the other insulates. I started by introducing the idea that electricity needs to flow. We looked at a large 6 volt battery, and connected it up to a light, making emphasis on the two wires needed: one to take the electricity to the light, and the other back, making a circuit. Then I introduced the idea that electricity flows along material we call a conductor, and is stopped by material we call an insulator.

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