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Tinker Tailor

By: Maura McInerney Published: March 6th, 2014
Tinkering away!

Tinkering away!

We partnered up with Mindspark again! This time we added circuits and led lights to plush robots to light up their hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day. Executive Director Maia Stone, and instructor Ally Seely came and spent their Saturday at Young Americans teaching this group of bright and curious minds. We not only used conductive paint but also experimented with conductive thread.

Allison builds her own LED Valentine.

Allison builds her own LED Valentine.

Circuit- A closed usually circular line that goes around an object or area. Or circuit theory, the theory of accomplishing work by routing electrons, gas, fluids, or other matter through loops.

Team work made for great end results.

Team work made for great end results.

Electricity- The set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.

LED- Light-emitting diode.

The class was filled with boys and girls of different ages and skill levels and everyone left with a successful project!

A few of the tinker-ers needed a bit of help from parents.

A few of the tinker-ers needed a bit of help from parents.

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A few examples of the final product.

A few examples of the final product.

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