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Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids

Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite projects that are great for makerspaces. Learn how to make a boat out of a soda bottle, create a car from cardboard and many more. Build a simple circuit using a pizza box (no soldering required) Create circuit tiles which are interchangeable blocks used to form different circuits. Using a simple hobby motor and cardboard, you can make a frog robot that is very entertaining. Learn how to make this simple foam boat with dc motor and homemade propeller. These battery powered cars are super fun and can be made with a few basic parts. Paper circuits are a really great way to learn the basics of circuits and electricity. These bristlebots are a smaller version of the brushbot and use toothbrush heads and vibrating motors.

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Plastic Science - Kid Safe Experiments using Plastic Bottles Science experiments are hands-on fun and even teach you some really cool stuff. You can learn about chemicals and the environment… anything you want! You can also use experiments to help you remember any of the information you need to know. 27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Free Supply List (PDF) – 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies What makerspace materials and supplies should you buy or stock for your hands-on learning lab? There are a lot of options out there to choose from and it can be confusing when you’re first starting out as a maker educator. Instead of just spending money randomly on items you think you will need, it’s always a great idea to work backwards first.

Color Follow Robot with Pixy2 Cam Hello Everyone, The story starts from here, I received the PixyCam2 board and decided to do something with that. Initially I checked the functionality of the board, the attracted one feature is color connected mode. In this mode you can detect the object color and its XY positions and window sizes. for more details you an refer here. The 1st stage would be installing pixymon and setting up your signature for al colors. Fake news: BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation Media playback is unsupported on your device Plans to help tackle so-called "fake news" have been announced by the BBC and some of the biggest names in journalism and technology. The new measures include an early warning system for use during elections or when lives may be at risk, extra online education and improved access to impartial resources for voters.

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5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks Five engineering challenges for kids – with wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks! It’s a simple STEM activity that kids of all ages will love. Move over, expensive building sets! These simple materials were a huge hit with my boys. The first time we got them out, Owen (almost 7) spent well over an hour busily creating all kinds of designs. And that’s saying something, because out of all of our kids he has the shortest attention span by far. How To Make An Art Bot (Scribble Bot) - STEAM Project Tutorial In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an Art Bot which is also known as a Scribblebot or Scribble Machine. These contraptions use a vibrating or offset motor to move around in unpredictable ways. Making an Art Bot is a fun way to learn the basics of creating a simple circuit with a switch. The best part of making these bots is that you can use repurposed and recycled materials. This project is also a great way to incorporate more Art into your STEM education program.

How To Make a Bristlebot - Step-by Step Tutorial This guide will show you how to make a bristlebot which is a simple robot created from a toothbrush and a vibrating motor. This makerspace project is great for K-6 students and older because of its simplicity and fun. Use your creativity to customize your bristlebot and then race it against your friends.