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Kinetic Sculpture: Program the Pico Cricket to Make Your Art Light Up or Spin


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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Kinetic Sculpture: Program the Pico Cricket to Make Your Art Light Up or Spin

Use a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to animate your art! You can program a Pico Cricket to make your art spin, light up, or make music. This activity contains many helpful links that explain how to make motion modules, links to kinetic artists and student examples. Pico Cricket is required. No experience programing? That's okay, because this activity is for beginners.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Pico Cricket
  • Craft / art materials
  • Glue gun
  • motor

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
      • Computer Science
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Circuits

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computers
  • Electronics

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

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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