The invention kit for everyone!

Makey Makey bills itself as the invention kit for everyone. Essentially it’s a simplified Arduino that doesn’t require any programming or special wiring, so you can get started inventing banana pianos and play-dough mario controllers right away. We have used these at a couple public programs recently (Discovery Days, Thursday Night Lab Remix) and they have been a big hit!

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The Body: Beauty and Anatomy

While Amanda, JC and I were meeting about camp and discussing perceptions of the body, ranging from the artistic to the anatomical, I mentioned a poem by Czech poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub, whose poem “What the Heart is Like” encompasses several ways of perceptions of the heart. Here it is: Officially the heart is oblong, muscular, and filled […]

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