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HOW TO: Quick Start, Software Setup | Materials | Software | Troubleshooting Setup 1) Plug in USB Small side of USB cable plugs into MaKey MaKey, big side plugs into computer. 2) Close Popup Window Your computer may ask you to install drivers or do other setup. 3) Connect to Earth Connect one end of an alligator clip to "Earth" on the bottom of the front side of MaKey MaKey. 4) Connect to Yourself Hold the metal part of the other end of the alligator clip between your fingers. 5) Connect to "Space" and Try It While you're still grounded, touch the round "Space" pad on the MaKey MaKey. I Luv MaKey MaKey 5) Play some MaKey MaKey drums! 6) Connect Stuff Now you can try making your own drums out of anything. Try Out Different Materials Make anything into a key! Conductive Materials Here are a few things to try: Most fruits and vegetables work great. Try Out Software MaKey MaKey works with any software that uses the keyboard or mouse. You can also try out interacting with:

Robots, Drones et Intelligence Artificielle | L’actualité quotidienne des robots et drones tous secteurs confondus : robot industriel, militaire ou de services, pour un usage personnel ou professionnel. Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids 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. Here are some of the top makerspace materials and supplies a classroom or library should consider adding to their space. UPDATE – Check out our latest post that highlights over 100+ Makerspace Materials and Products (FREE Supply List) Legos: Lego education has curriculum ranging from preschool to high school. Cubelets: These are modular robotic blocks that are connected with magnets. Playdoh: This makerspace material is primarily used for squishy circuits. LEDs: Light Emitting Diodes are a staple in most makerspaces. Makeblock: Open-source Arduino robot building platform.

Just for Fun! Resources - Fun e-Textile oriented guide and additional projects to get you started in the fun world of sewable electronics. The guide outlines each concept with a simple project that students can complete to learn the concept. The Soft Circuits guide is the perfect place for beginners to learn the basics of e-textiles. The Soft Circuits guide was written by Emily Lovell at the High - Low Tech research group at M.I.T. Media Labs. Concepts covered include: Soft Circuits and what they areTroubleshooting Soft CircuitsA simple soft circuit switchOther types of switchesParallel circuitsMicrocontrollers

~ Jérôme Abel - Artiste, développeur, bidouilleur / Arts machines Pour les besoins de l'atelier de machines à dessiner (Drawbot) et le projet de percussions robotiques Chimères Orchestra, j'ai répertorié quelques ressources concernant les robots et les machines, avec notamment leurs utilisations à des fins artistiques autour du futurisme, de l'art cinétique, optique, et autour des machines musicales. Sommaire 1.Histoire Petite sélection historique non exhaustive de machines, horloges, automates et robots. 100~ : Héron d'Alexandrie, théâtre roulant (source : "Une histoire des techniques" de Bruno Jacomy) 1315~ : Al-Jazari, un jouet musical 1495 : Léonard de Vinci, chevalier mécanique 1738 : Jacques Vaucanson, le Canard Digérateur 1805 : Henri Maillardet, automate 1810 : Friedrich Kaufman, le joueur de trompette automatique (premier robot ?) 1912 : John Hammond, Jr et Benjamin Miessner construise le chien electrique 1929 : Gakutensoku (« étude des lois de la nature ») est le premier robot à être construit au Japon à Osaka. 1953 : Albert Ducrocq. 2. Biomimétisme 3.

Kodable It's All About Those Straws! - Teachers Are Terrific! A STEM Blog A few days ago I was putting together some containers of STEM materials for a class challenge and heard a student say this: "I see straws in those bins. We use a lot of straws!" Yes, we do! In fact, we use so many straws for challenges that I asked for straws to be added to our school supply list this year! Well, I asked for them! Let me show a little we have done with straws! This is going to be a quick look at some of our challenges. Amazing Mazes! Above is a Quick Challenge called Straw Mazes. Yes, tennis ball towers! Above is another Challenge called Tennis Ball Towers. Bridges and Boats Above is a bridge challenge. Bubbles and Bubble Wands Above is Making Bubbles! Platforms and Parachutes Above is a Straw Platform! Above kids are making a container to hold an egg. Towers, Rescue Devices, Hoop Flyers, and Geodesic Domes Above is a Straw Tower! Above is one of my all-time favorites! Above is one of our most recent challenges! Above is another recent challenge building Bucket Towers!

Un animatronic réalisé avec un ours en peluche et piloté par Arduino et Kinect Pour réaliser cet animatronic avec un ourson, Erwin Ried a tout d’abord imprimer plusieurs pièces à l’imprimante 3D afin de concevoir un squelette articulé avec des servo-moteurs. Ce squelette a été ensuite intégré dans un ours en peluche. Une carte Arduino permet de piloter les divers servo-moteurs en recevant les ordres d’un ordinateur. Ce dernier exécute un code en C# pour analyser les mouvement de l’opérateur à travers une Kinect. Le résultat est assez bluffant, Ted is alive ! Code Fred He's not out of the woods yet. Incredible phenomena are happening in your body all the time. But have you ever stopped to think about what keeps you breathing, how information travels from your senses to your brain instantly, or any of the other amazing things that constantly happen to keep you alive? Now you can jump inside the human body and participate in these physiological processes to help Fred outrun danger in the woods. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, you'll play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Play Code Fred: Survival Mode » Exhibit YOU! Want to learn more about how the body works?

Makerspace Starter Kit The hot new Makerspace Movement is NOT new to Murray Hill Middle School. Eighteen years ago we designed and opened the school with the idea that we would have creation labs in the Media Center, GT room, and the TV studio. We started with video production, iMovie, Specular LogoMotion, Hyperstudio, and animation with Hollyood High kids. Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. These kids are now all grown up and we've kept evolving, too! It's OK to Start Small! I re-purposed some of my empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library. As I asserted in a recent blog post about new Ed Tech trends, fads, & tech -you can start small and You Don't Have to Marry It! For the Duct Tape Craft Cubby, I used a spring loaded curtain rod to hold the duct tape rolls, bought a bright blue colored shower caddy for the scissors and other tools. Amazon Delivers! FUND Me!

Trouble dans le genre droïde au Palais de Tokyo Kouka-roid est le dernier prototype de robot anthropomorphique conçu par le roboticien japonais Hiroshi Ishiguro. Après sa performance de poésie droïde, elle s’expose au «Bord des mondes», au Palais de Tokyo. Elle est déjà en place, bouge im­per­cep­ti­ble­ment la tête, na­tu­rel­le­ment, à l’écoute des essais sons du mu­si­cien qui tout à l’heure va lui faire réciter du Boris Vian. Kouka-roid est une des sen­sa­tions de l’ex­po­si­tion « Le Bord des mondes », au Palais de Tokyo, pré­sen­tée au côté de l’an­droïde clone de son gé­ni­teur, le spé­cia­liste de la ro­bo­tique ja­po­nais Hiroshi Ishiguro, du La­bo­ra­toire de ro­bo­tique intelligente à l’uni­ver­sité d’Osaka. Kouka-roid, donc, n’est pas humaine mais an­droïde, ou, plus pré­ci­sé­ment « gé­mi­noïde », terme inventé par Ishi­guro pour décrire un de ces robots imitant en tous points l’ap­pa­rence et le com­por­te­ment humain. Parfaite potiche Qu’on ne s’y trompe pas. Qu’est-ce que la nature humaine ?

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