Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our First Electronics Project

I've been wanting to start getting into electronics, as a way to build some cool stuff as well as get the boys some hands-on science experience. Today we made our first project--an ambient orb. It uses an LED that fades through the color spectrum. The boys were a big help, and they're running around like hummingbirds on crack after successfully finishing their first project.

A true ambient orb changes color based on data input, such as changing to a specific color to indicate the weather forecast, whether the stock market is rising or falling, or whether your favorite team is winning or losing. Such a smart device is something we'll tackle down the road. Here are a few shots of our creation in action.


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