Over Thanksgiving I taught the kids of a family friend how to solder, just for fun. They gave me these cute thank you notes. Mom may have politely made the kids write them, but still, DAW! Also, my dog Gyro made an appearance in the notes, despite being shy. Robin
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Teaching Girlscouts to melt metals
Last Wednesday we taught a girlscout troop to melt metal at Sector 67. They soldered the Rocket together, and had so much fun they spent the last 15 minutes making wire metal sculptures. The troop leader had to drag them out of there. Thanks for coming, and we would love to do this again.
Solar cells: a powerful sandwich!
Continuing our educational posts, today we’ll talk about the cute little solar cells in our blinky awesomeness. Cause, how do they work anyway? And why are they called a cell, are they in jail? Short answer? A solar cell functions the opposite of an LED (check out our LED post). And if that wasn’t cool […]
How does an LED work anyway?
We love the blinky awesomeness that are LEDs. But have you ever asked yourself, how do they work anyway? L.E.D. stands for Light Emitting Diode. OR a diode that gives off light. A Diode is a type of electronic component that will only allow electricity to flow in one direction. What makes LED’s different from […]
Dry run with the Rocket kit!
Yesterday afternoon we did a dry run with middle schoolers on the rocket kit. It was a lot of fun and they got a kick out of melting metal and making blinky bling. And for the most part our planning paid off. We also learned a few small things: Show a video of solder melting, […]