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Tinkerer, programmer, and musician Ken Murphy shows how to build electromechanical "bugs" built from scavenged materials and powered with a single coin-cell battery. When the Blinkybug's wire antennae detect motion from air currents or vibrations, the bug comes to life, with its LED eyes blinking in rhythmic patterns.
Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All
Date: July 7, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials.
Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons.
Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio.
Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All
Date: February 15, 2007
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science
This full-length podcast gives you the full flavor of our Summer Institute. Our staff will tell you about our special month-long Institute, which offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, in-depth content discussions, classroom materials and activities, and machine shop experience. In this podcast, teacher participants tell you what they think about the Summer Institute and how it affected them.
Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All
Date: January 1, 2007
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth S