Our original workshop that we have taken to many schools all over the country for over 12 years.
We start by linking together to make a giant circuit with our bodies, and end by experiencing 1000 watts of bass power through our fingers with the Bass Buzz (and maybe a bit of dancing non-Newtonian Oobleck)
In our kit boxes we find… e-waste! But rubbish becomes treasure as we connect it together to make a Robot Chicken and other noisy contraptions.
We learn about circuits, electrical resistance, electromagnetism, sound vibrations and e-waste.
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Group size: 12-30
This is a perfect taster workshop to start or recap a topic. It covers a lot of ground and can be adapted to focus more on: circuits, music, physics, e-waste & sustainability, sound.
Can be followed up with more in-depth complementary workshops (ask for details), but also works as a stand-alone experience.
This workshop covers the science of sound and basic circuitry -applied to everyday technology such as motors, fans and speakers- whilst addressing environmental issues around waste, recycling and disposable electronics. Workshops encourage creative thinking, group work and experimentation and can be focussed more on one particular area if required (musical experimentation, sound, circuits, sustainability).
Working in groups we open our boxes and find a load of junk inside; upcycled bits from broken computers that were thrown away. Using 9 volt rechargeable batteries and crocodile leads we connect the components to build weird noise machines like the Robotic Chicken, and then we get to play with them and experiment with the sounds we produce.
30 minute taster: Nose Test & Robot Chicken
60 minute workshops: + Bass Buzz & musical fans
90 minute workshops: + Piezo mics, amplifiers & Oobleck