Recommended for Ages 9-12
Students will learn about basic circuits and electronics without soldering. We will start out learning about individual electrical components with the Snap Circuits Light kit — with 175 projects you can build, take apart, and rebuild, including an infrared detector, a flying fan, and a strobe light. Then we will look at projects from LitteBits Gizmos and Gadget, building creations that interact with smartphones and tablets (provided in class) including games, driving robots, and a spinning lamp. Continuing with LittleBits, students will preview the Arduino Coding kit and the Droid Inventor kit. We'll reinforce and build on the principles we've already learned with the Kiwi Co. Electronics Kit which includes a hand-crank flashlight, a geometric laser projector, and a light-up speaker.