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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. 

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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. 

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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!"

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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.

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