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Scrappy Circuits- Scrappy Power Sources
August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Alternative Power BricksThe main power source of Scrappy Circuits is the 3V battery. In this session we will show three alternative power source.
- Voltaic Pile
- Piezoelectric Power
- Servo Motor
They are also included to help show that there are many different ways to create electricity. Generally speaking there are two different categories of electricity creation: renewable and non-renewable. Renewable electricity means something we will never run out of.
WATCH LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on the Kids Make: Youtube channel.
Voltaic PileMaterials lists:
- Paper towel
- Aluminium Foil
- Zinc-coated (galvanized) washers
- Pennies (1981 or older) or copper discs
- A bowl
Piezoelectric PowerMaterials lists:
- dollar store window alarm
- small screwdriver
Servo MotorMaterials lists:
The teaching and learning of invention literacy is often locked behind many pre-requisite skills and expensive STEM toys. Scrappy Circuits breaks down these barriers to learning to invent through using a modular system of bricks build by the learner and sourced for commonly found objects.
Learn more about Scrappy Circuits and our hosts Michael Carroll and Chris Connors.