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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.

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. Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education. I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making in the classroom… even if in the smallest way! I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

200th Activity Book For 200 years, NOAA has been focused on delivering "science, service, and stewardship." Making this happen leads the people of NOAA from the edge of space to the bottom of the ocean. To help you learn more about your world and how NOAA helps you explore, understand, and protect our Earth, we've put together this book with 43 different activities. I Am Sitting in a Room-Alvin Lucier: UBU WebSound I Am Sitting in a Room, 15:23 (1969, original recording) From SOURCE: Music of the Avant-GardeI AM SITTING IN A ROOM" (1969) for voice and electromagnetic tape. Necessary Equipment: 1 microphone 2 tape recorders amplifier 1 loudspeaker Choose a room the musical qualities of which you would like to evoke. Attach the microphone to the input of tape recorder #1. To the output of tape recorder #2 attach the amplifier and loudspeaker.

Buy Direct (Official Site) Why do leaves change color? Colorful fall leaves. Photo by Jeremy Baucom (Flickr Creative Commons) In the fall, trees put on a pretty impressive fashion show. 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

My Molecularium - Get the App for your mobile device! "Angry birds meets nanoscience, with this sling-shot style molecule building game...This is a fun game that is well worth the download." - Children's Technology Review My Molecularium is a fun and challenging molecule building game.Launch atoms at target bond sites to assemble essential molecules of increasing complexity and difficulty. Move your device to direct your shots using our innovative laser-guided aim. Learn to use the chemical and structural formulas to help you build a wide range of important molecules, from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenaline. Have fun learning about molecules as you play. Simple ways to circuit bend a toy You need a few things to begin with, of course. If you have never worked with electronics before you'll have to spend more money to get things like a soldering iron--but I bet you can get everything you need for under $30. Onto the list of things you need!

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