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Fall Webinar Series: All About Electronics!
Demystify electronics with these creative projects that you can do with your students! Create simple but clever circuits that add light, motion and even MP3 sound clips to your Maker projects. Improve your understanding of electronics and physical computing through three creative projects: Tilt-Buzz-Blink Gizmos, Magnetic Light-Up Tiles, and MP3 player boards [with Arduino, Microbit,or a simple circuit].
MP3 Player Boards (for Arduino, Micro:bit, and more) Add sounds to your microcontroller projects - or even simple circuits - with the inexpensive DFPlayer Mini MP3 player board. We will cover examples using Arduino, micro:bit, and controlling the board with switches. Wednesday, December 7 4pm - 5:15pm
K-12 Maker Project Tutorial: Paper Lanterns Set the mood in your classroom, or for warm summer nights, with paper lanterns. Cut out shapes or text on any kind of paper, and fold it up into a bag. Then illuminate it with light from inexpensive LED tea-lights. We’ll demonstrate vector art techniques and show you how to create the lanterns on the Cricut or other craft cutter. This starter project can be adapted for holidays and events throughout the year.
K-12 Maker Project Tutorial: Clothespin Characters Check this project out - 3D print an articulated character or thing, then animate it with the motion of a clothespin. Want more? Let's add an LED circuit and see it light up when it moves. We’ll explain the 3D design techniques, show the mechanical assembly, and go through the electric circuit. This is a great starter project that can build skills and ideas for an engaging classroom project!
K-12 Maker Project Tutorial: Light-Up Acrylic Light up your classroom with laser cut edge-lit acrylic art! We’ve created a simple design that makes a good starter project and is easy to customize. We’ll show the recommended tools and materials, demonstrate each step of the build, and explore some possible academic content tie-ins that can inspire you to create a meaningful classroom project!