Great shots of children having fun playing with our kit and engaging with engineers at a recent electronic engineering pop-up event.
Here children are racing jitterbugs, playing with the Cambridge Electronic Toolkit Plus 2 while having fun while learning about electronic circuits and their relevance to every day life.
Jitterbug, as it’s name implies, jitters and judders thanks to a weighted balance offset to the side as it rotates with a battery. This principle when applied to life causes the vibration we all experience in our mobile phones with other every day applications being vibration sensor applications. Although it can be useful, vibrations can often be destructive causing early replacement of parts and equipment from machine shafts and bearings to hard disk performance. vibration causes machine damage, early replacement, low performance, and inflicts a major hit on accuracy – more info.
And depending on which way the circuits are fitted and number of power packs attached to it turns the Cambridge Blade into a fan or soaring helicopter blade.
Unfortunately, yet again we had to pass on the MakeyMakey which just didnt get it in a Windows 8/8.1 environment or USB3 – but children had fun playing with computer games which was also a winner. 🙂