Welcome to the Pathways to a Technical Future learning object repository. Here you will find resources and activities that will help you integrate public power workforce skills into your curriculum! . . .More Information
Can your circuit detect movement to run a motor? Yes! Use a Flex Sensor! The flex sensor uses carbon on a strip of plastic to act like a variable resistor but instead of changing the resistance by turning a know, you change it by flexing, or bending the sensor!
Check out Circuit #9 in the SparkFun Inventor's SIK Guide.Begin activity!
Can you change the direction of a motor? Build a circuit using a hand-crank generator and an electric motor. Try to change the direction of the motor without disconnecting any wires.
The Makey Makey is a cool little powerful tool on its own. The Raspberry Pi is another cool little powerful tool on its own. So why not combine them? In a utility control system we can control actions via a digital interface (like your Pi) and through physical triggers (like your Makey Makey) - and they both work together to ensure the safe delivery of electricity to your home! Time to hear you say "Hey somebody put their Makey Makey into my Pi!"Begin activity!
A simple maze is a fun challenge - but what can it teach you about the importance of following instructions? Using the Sphero robot, an iPad, a few colored cups and a serious amount of logic you will teach this robot to accomplish the maze.Begin activity!