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Squishy Circuits - How To

Squishy Circuits - How To
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Squishy Circuits Using a concentric design and resistive dough, cool parallel circuits are possible All the ingredients that you need to make your own conductive and resistive Play-Doh Wrap the dough in plastic film and store in ziploc bags to keep it moist longer Integrating LED lights and power source into a sculptural design Exploring complex circuitry becomes natural We use food coloring for conductive dough, and leave the resistive kind white, so you always know which one you're using We like to use 9V batteries. Sometimes conductive Play-Doh is just Play-Doh Troubleshooting with a partner Using the dough to make a direct connection between the battery and an LED light

HIGH-LOWTECH TUTORIALS LilyTiny Sparkle Bracelet This handout describes how to make a sparkling bracelet with the LilyTiny and two LEDs. Paper Lamps with Codeable Objects The paper version of the Codeable Objects lamp provides a quicker and less costly alternative to the wooden version, and is great for shorter workshops. Paper circuits w/ copper tape You can quickly create circuits on paper using copper tape, clear tape, and some simple electronics. Using the Codeable Objects Processing Library Codeable Objects is a library for Processing that allows anyone to design and construct an artifact using geometric computation and digital fabrication. LilyTiny Monster This handout for educators describes how to make a sparkling monster with the LilyTiny and two LEDs. Simple Arduino audio samples This tutorial explains how to do simple playback of short (~4 second), low-bitrate (8 KHz) audio samples from Arduino using only a speaker. Using the TinyProgrammer Arduino board as ATtiny programmer

Circuit Stickers | Crowd Supply What are Circuit Stickers? Circuit Stickers are electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills. All you need is your imagination. Building circuits with them is fun and easy – just stick them onto a surface like you would with a normal sticker, and build up a circuit by sticking several stickers together and adding a battery. They’re an approachable way to learn and create electronics through craft, whether you’re just starting out with circuits or creating complex interactive artworks. Robot card: blushes when you press on its heart, with “Thank You!” Every starter kit comes with the Circuit Sticker Sketchbook, a step-by-step tutorial guide that will get you crafting with electricity in no time! What can I make with Circuit Stickers? Circuit stickers are light, paper-thin and flexible circuit boards cut into small, fun shapes with anisotropic conductive adhesive on the back. No worries! 1. 2.

Squishy Circuits The Squishy Circuits team developed this activity so that young children (including my own daughters) would have a playful way to explore circuits. Squishy Circuits use two different types of dough as circuit-building materials—one that conducts electricity well, and one that does not. Both doughs are made with readily available ingredients such as flour and salt, and they can be prepared in a pot on the stove. In this TED Talk about Squishy Circuits, founder AnnMarie Thomas demonstrates their versatility: Materials 4 AA battery pack, with attached terminalsLight-emitting diodes (LEDs) – 10mm are easiest to work withMotor (~30mA)Conductive Dough Recipe – A conductor allows electricity to easily flow through it. Safety Note: Never connect components, such as LEDs, directly to the battery pack, as running too much current through components can damage them, possibly causing them to overheat or pop. Squishy Circuits Basics Begin with one lump of the conductive dough. Squishy Circuits

My Robot, Makey Step #1: Make the body. PrevNext The body consists of 2 pieces of sheet aluminum. You can cut, drill, and bend one piece at a time, or do both at once to minimize switching tool stations; see Step 5.Download the 5 Makey templates from and print them out full-size. Cut out the base cutting template, and cut holes in the blank area of each panel. Step #5: For the body’s top cover, repeat Steps 1-4 using the top cutting and bending templates.Now you’ve got one sweet chassis any robot would be proud to wear! Step #6: Add the drivetrain. Mount the drive motors in the base using 4-40 x 1" screws through the small holes. Step #7: Use a 2" hole saw in a drill press to cut wheels out of some scrap wood. Step #9: Attach the skidder to the bottom of the base using the screws, nuts, and the thinner of the 2 spacers it comes with. Step #11: Step #12: Add the sensor and servo. This project uses the shorter of the 2-arm horns that come with the HS-55 servo. Step #13: Step #14:

3D Printed GoPro Cannon Cam The original Cannon Cam shell was one of the first custom 3D projects I made when I started working at Make Labs. Due to the design constraints of the Thing-O-Matic 3D printer, the idea was doomed from the start, but I printed it out anyway. (It looked cool and I was excited about 3D printing.) It sat on my workbench for 3 years, until my editor noticed it during a brainstorm session for new 3D-printed projects. I told him it would probably wobble in flight and shatter on the first crash landing. Originally, to give it stable, roll-free flight I added an electromechanical gyro stabilization system in addition to 6 spring-loaded retractable fins. A nose cone module featured a spring-loaded shock-absorbing tip to protect the rocket on impact. To incorporate all those components required a “rocket” almost 2 feet long and weighing around 6 pounds.

Squishy Circuits Project 2: Add Even More Lights Abstract Have you tried our first Squishy Circuits project, and now you are looking for more to do? Do you want to learn more about circuits and add even more lights? Check out this project for part 2 of our Squishy Circuit series! Objective Use squishy circuits to create simple series and parallel circuits that light multiple LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Credits Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies This project idea is based on the Squishy Circuits project originally developed at St. Cite This Page MLA Style Science Buddies Staff. APA Style Science Buddies Staff. (2015, November 21). Share your story with Science Buddies! I Did This Project! Last edit date: 2015-11-21 Introduction In Project 1 of our "Squishy Circuits" project series, you learned about the basic ideas of closed, open, and short circuits. In order to do this, first you will need to learn about two new kinds of circuits. In a series circuit, the lightbulbs are all connected in a row, and form a single loop. Figure 1. Figure 2. Uh-oh!

Peanut Butter Jar Vacuum Former Step #1: Start building. PrevNext First, drill a bunch of little holes in the lid of the jar, spaced about 1/4" apart. Try to evenly space them in a grid pattern. This will become our “workspace.” Step #2: Prepare the jar. Cut a hole in the side of the peanut butter jar just large enough that little more than the tip of the 2-liter bottle top will fit through it. Step #3: Adding the Use a knife to cut the top off of the soda bottle. Step #4: Make it airtight. Now Saran Wrap and tape the whole assembly. Step #5: Put a lid on it! Put the lid back on the peanut butter jar. Step #6: Use it. Select whatever object you want to copy. Step #7: Stretch it over the part. Once the plastic is good and saggy, slowly place it over the object to be copied. Step #8: The plastic will be sucked tight to the object and to the workspace. Step #9: Clean up the edges. Remove the object you copied from the plastic, cut the extra plastic off, put it in the recycling bin, and you’re done! Step #10: Building bigger...

makercamp.com DIY Electro Dough Penalty Shootout - Technology Will Save Us DIY Electro Dough Penalty Shootout DIY Electro Dough Penalty Shootout Make a fun interactive game with your DIY Electro Dough kit and Tin foil! Live that championship final moment of scoring a goal. The aim of the game is to flick your kitchen foil ball into the goal and see all the lights flash and the buzzer buzz! You will need: Things from your DIY Electro Dough Kit: 1 x Battery Pack,6 x LEDs,1 x Buzzer,1 x Crocodile Clip. Extra Items: Kitchen foil,Electro Dough/Play Dough (preferably 3 colours) Make the Goal Netting: Roll out some dough and cut into thin strips. These can then be laid on top of each other to make the netting. Make the Goal Post: Make two long sausages for the inner and outer goal posts. The inner goal posts must be touching the Netting. Make sure the Blue and Green Dough is Not Touching! Attach LEDs: Bend the LEDs, placing the longer leg in Blue goal post. place the shorter leg in the Green goal post. Attach the buzzer: Place the Red wire in the Blue goalpost. Power up: Play!

Easy Balloon Blimp Make: Projects Easy Balloon Blimp Fun for about a dollar. Share this: Email Parts Tools Print Project Steps Step #1: Up, up, and away! PrevNext Fit one straw end into the other, overlapping about ¼", and seal with tape.Bend one end of the straw into a "U" shape, using a piece of tape to hold it in place. Step #2: Blow up the second balloon with air and slip it onto the shorter end of the "U" shape. Conclusion This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 03, page 42. Related Projects Kustom Tonka Trucks By: Todd Lappin Recycled Kaleidoscope By: Carolyn Bennett Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former By: Bob Knetzger Building BrushBot Kits By: Marc de Vinck Wooden Mini Yacht By: Thomas Martin 10-Rail Model Rocket Mega-Launcher By: Doug Desrochers Squishy Circuits By: AnnMarie Thomas and Samuel Johnson Build a Phenakistoscope By: Mark de Vinck John Perez In the Maker Shed Read Digital Edition Shop Maker Shed Trending Topics Get our Newsletters About Maker Media

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