Sensors N Spaces

Ages: 10 and upManufacturer: Teknikio

Teknikio’s Sensors n’ Spaces kit includes everything required to create four sensor-themed projects: Illuminated Big Dipper, Light Up your Slippers, Magic Plant, and Hold and Cold Cozy. Specifically, it includes: one light and one temperature sensor board, one magnetic sensor, two RGB LED boards, two heart LED boards, two color changeable LED boards, five 4-star LED boards, five battery boards, five batteries, felt, one spool of conductive thread, sewing materials, a mag-close sewing kit, and illustrated invention guide.

After a brief introduction to basic circuits and sensors, children jump right into creating the kit’s projects, all of which focus on sensors: a pillowcase with a constellation that lights up when the room becomes dark (light sensor), slippers that light up when worn (pressure sensor), a mug cozy that changes color when hot/cold (temperature sensor), and a cactus decoration that lights up when a magnet is nearby (mag sensor). Or, they can create one of the many ideas available on social media or experiment with their own creations. This kit is a hands-on way to teach children about not just circuits and sensors, but more complex concepts such as input versus output, switches, and resistance. All components are reusable.

Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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