Fresh Air Fund Workshop


Fresh Air Fund Workshop

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, volunteers and neighbors came together to celebrate “Fresh Air Fund Day.” The festivities included a circuit building workshop led by a host parent, Judith Brisson, and a science teacher from the Dalton School, Glenn Simonelli. The Hack My House Workshop was adapted using birdhouses and household materials. See more here: http://littlebits.cc/browse-lessons/hack-my-house-workshop

Read more about the Fresh Air Fund and the workshop here: http://littlebits.cc/donation-story-fresh-air-fund-day

Duration: 1 hour

GRADE LEVEL
Elementary (ages 8-10)
Middle School (ages 11-13)

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

SUBJECT
Art/Design
Makerspace Workshops
Engineering

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (21)
fan (1)
slide dimmer (1)
roller switch (1)
branch (1)
dc motor (1)
buzzer (1)
long led (1)
light sensor (1)
bargraph (1)
button (1)
dimmer (1)
power (1)
pulse (1)
vibration motor (1)
pressure sensor (1)
servo (1)
sound trigger (1)
bright led (1)
motorMate (1)
battery + cable (2)

OTHER MATERIALS USED (3)
birdhouse materials 1
craft supplies 1
nails 1

TOOLS USED
Scissors

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Explore littleBits

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Introduce workshop and explore the Bits modules

STEP 2 : Brainstorm Ideas

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What will you build? What modules and materials will you use?

STEP 3 : Design and Build

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Prototype, create your circuits, add materials and build your creation.

STEP 4 : Document and Share

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Explain how your invention works and show off your creation. Record video or take pictures then upload your projects to the littleBits website.