Feb / 10
12 Feb / 10
Here are some videos from the Open MAKE afternoon activities. As we posted before, we hosted Bristlebots and Blinkybugs making activities for the museum visitors.
Both bristlebots and blinkybugs are such attractive attention getters that the Studio was soon filled up with lots of kids. Once they found out their bots were alive (i mean when they saw the circuit goes successfully), they got excited and engaged in adjusting the location of the battery, motor, and wires to shift the weight and alter how the bots moved. They also used craft materials such as pipe cleaners and feathers. It was very exciting to see, as the activities went on, that the kids ended up making more customized bots to differentiate themselves.
Each kid enjoyed his or her own unique creation. When designing activities, it is always interesting to think about how to provide not only some structures (i.e., proper steps to make bristlebots/blinkybugs) but also openness for explorations!