Maker Activity: Cardboard Automata

This video is part of a series of tutorials for integrating Maker Activities created by myself and John Kilbane at the American School of Bombay.

In this Maker Activity join me in creating your very own moving automata out of nothing but recycled materials. This is a great activity to introduce any age student to mechanical engineering concepts such as axles, gears and cams and can be scaled to show different forms of energy by adding a motor and a solar panel.

Supplies Needed:

  • Tape
  • Straws
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Cardboard (along with something to cut it)
  • Glue Gun or Tape
  • Markers (Or anything you want to use to decorate your display)
  • Something To Poke Holes With (I use a screwdriver)

Maker Activity: Interactive Display with MaKey MaKey

This video is part of a series of tutorials for integrating Maker Activities created by myself and John Kilbane at the American School of Bombay.

Kick your project up to the next level by making it interactive! In this installment of our Maker Activity series, Linus teaches how to create a display that students can interact with using the MaKey MaKey.

Maker Activity: Recycled Robots

This video is part of a series of tutorials for integrating Maker Activities created by myself and John Kilbane at the American School of Bombay.

Make your own motorized companion! In this installment of our Maker Activity series, Linus creates a simple robot and explains how you can create your own using only a motor and recycled materials.

  • Supplies Needed:
    • Alligator Clips
    • 9V Battery
    • DC Motor
    • Cardboard (along with something to cut it)
    • Glue Gun or Tape

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Maker Activity: Circuit Games

This video is part of a series of tutorials for integrating Maker Activities created by myself and John Kilbane at the American School of Bombay.

Add a little excitement to your day by making a circuit game! In this installment of our Maker Activity series, John teaches how to use a simple piezo buzzer circuit to create different types of games.

Maker Activity: LED Constellations

This video is part of a series of tutorials for integrating Maker Activities created by myself and John Kilbane at the American School of Bombay.

Looking for some fun and easy maker activities that can be done at home or school? Maker doesn’t always need to be creating robots or vehicles. Learn how to make a constellation of LEDs with this simple guide.