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Inventors Kit 3: Spin-Art

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This time we will use the motor to make a spinning wheel, which you can use to show off patterns you design or that can be used to make 'spin-art'. You will need your wobbly wrobot that we built previously. This time we will not need the nut, as we don't want it to wobble this time! You might also want to use two batteries to make the motor spin faster! Here is the motor circuit with two batteries: I needed to use some tape to hold the connections in place. You will need to cut a disk from some...

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Inventors Kit 2: Wobbly Wrobot

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In this activity we will make a wobbly robot!

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Inventors Kit 1: Motor Madness

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Motors are used to convert electrical energy into rotational motion. There are motors in so many devices you might use every day - look around your house: what items do you think have motors in them? Why are they needed?

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Learning Links

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Useful links for online educational resources for younger folk wanting to learn electronics, science and code.

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Adding Headphones to Our Bat Listener

Posted by Matthew Little on

Adding a headphone output socket to the bat listener has been on my list of things to do for far too long!

It turns out it's quite simple to do. Here's how....

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