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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    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
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    What's a Pickle-Oh? Two pieces of pickle on a stick are connected to a Pico Cricket (micro controller). When you slide the pickles apart the note changes. You can also expand on the activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    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...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    SMMconstructor is an online construction kit for building animated models. Based on the original construction kit called Sodaconstructor, this simulator lets you construct virtual models with a few...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    A magic lantern is a light that projects an image onto a screen. This activity walks through the process of creating a magic lantern, the patterns it projects, and the programming it requires to...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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