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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). In this activity, learners will build a painting machine out of house hold materials, like a cereal box and some thread, use Lego parts to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    In this activity, learners create painting machines that can paint moving forwards and backwards. Learners construct the machines out of LEGOs, motors, a programmable PICO Cricket, and a cardboard...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket. As learners move the wands around, they expose the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    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...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, a Minnesota artist, came up with this really fun and surprising activity using graphite from a pencil, connected with a Pico Cricket to tell a story: "The first time...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners design miniature cars. Learners can create a telephone car, soccer car, merry-go-round car, or any other theme car they can imagine. Learners can also choose to construct...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create night lights using a plastic cup, programmable PICO Cricket, tri-color LED, and sensor. Learners can decorate the outside of the night light using a permanent...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes