Tinkering Time!

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

Do you like to tinker with electronics?  Are you interested in creating interactive objects or environments?  Meet Arduino “a open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.”  Create neat stuff like a pushbutton controlled LED…or a BarometricPressureSensor that can “read air pressure and temperature from a sensor.”  Arduino is not brand new but it’s definitely cool and new to me!

My 5th grader is using these in her science club.  Are you smarter than a 5th grader?  Not me!  Sheesh!

Watch this cool video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeScmRwzQho

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