Scrappy Circuits: Invention Literacy From a 50-Cent LED Tea Light
Participate and share : Poster
Saturday, December 5, 8:00–9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Chris Connors Michael Carroll
Learn about Scrappy Circuits, a self-made electronic-invention learning system sourced from an imagination and a 50-cent LED tea light. Add some cardboard, binder clips, and paper clips and start to build a network of bricks to invent with.
|Audience:||Teachers, Professional developers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||none. Low tech.|
|Topic:||Equity & inclusion|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
Participants will be able to give children a basic overview of inventing with Scrappy Circuits and make a set of 5 Core Bricks together for around $1 each. Then each child will go home and access www.scrappycircuits.com and continue to make some of the around 30 Other Bricks on the website. Materials needed will be a 50-cent LED tea light, cardboard, mini binder clips, paper clips, and aluminum foil. Tools needed are scissors, something to safely cut cardboard, and a glue stick.
-We will discuss the purpose and goal of invention literacy
-Discuss the ethos of Scrappy Circuits
-Demo an LED tea light take-apart
-Build the five Core Bricks (LED, Battery, Push Switch, Binder Clip Switch, Dial Switch)
- Discuss the Inventor Bricks
- Discuss Scrappy Circuits book.
Scrappy Circuits is the subject and title of a book I am writing on the reason for, philosophy behind, need for, and directions to build Scrappy Circuits. The book will be released by Sylvia Martinez and Dr. Gary Stager through Constructing Modern Knowledge Press.