Thursday, October 1, 2015

ELITE Event: littleBits in Mepham’s MakerSpace

Ever wondered how electronics work? Want to try making a noise maker or “prank handshake”?
We will be hosting our first littleBits in Mepham's NEW MakerSpace. This is a sanctioned ELITE Event. You can sign up by clicking here.

Date: Monday, October 5th
Time: 2:15 pm
Location: School Library (Room 300)

These kits come with easy-to-use colorful instructions on how to make over 20 different prototypes! littleBit modules are tiny circuit-boards with simple, unique functions that are engineered to snap together with magnets.  Modules each have a unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc.) and the modules snap together to make larger circuits. Just as LEGOs™ allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits modules are powerfully small, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a snap.

No experience necessary. All are welcome!

UPDATE: THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN! Using littleBits, students created a prank handshake, a motorized Lego car that operates on the amount of light available, and a windmill generated from our 3D doodle pen whose speed is dependent on the noise level.  This friendly competition stimulated the students creativity and they were able to problem solve when things didn’t work properly.  The students went back to the design model and made adjustments to get things back on track.

Prank handshake

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