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Clap Sensor: Build a Sound Sensor Using a Pico Cricket


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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Clap Sensor: Build a Sound Sensor Using a Pico Cricket

This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the Pico Cricket to "hear" claps and sounds. Learners then program the Pico Cricket to respond with light, motion, or music. Learn about sound waves, vibration, inputs, outputs, sensors, microcontrollers and programming.

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Learning Time:

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
    • Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
    • Technology
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process

Informal Categories


  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Music

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 0087813

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