Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
Is there life on Mars? Our best evidence so far is a baked-potato-sized chunk of rock found in Antarctica.
What do snowflakes look like on Mars?
Find links relevant to Mars and space exploration.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the moon? Here's your chance to find out.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple machine elements such as cams, levers, and linkages, while creating a mechanical sculpture.
A Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption, made from familiar materials, designed to send a rolling marble through tubes and funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and into a catch at the end.
This homemade connector will let you connect salvaged actuators (output devices) such as relays, lights, motors, and other electronic parts that can be powered by 4 to 6 volts.
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
Explore the surrounding sounds that everyday objects make. Build a noise contraption from these objects, then add a PicoCricket to automate your contraption. Finally, add a light sensor and program your sound automata to "play" when triggered by light.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Pick one and guess the source
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