1. Squishy Circuits - We'll bring conductive playdough, electric motors, and batteries, and set up part of our table as a Squishy Circuit Workshop. Kids or adults who are interested in learning the fundamentals of electricity (conductiviy, insulators, parallel vs. series circuits) would be able to learn with fun, squishy playdough. This activity is actually not very messy, as the dough is homemade and fairly thick. For more on the Squishy Circuits concept, check out: http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/SquishyCircuits/
2. Wombat (formerly Uberlisp) - Alan and his friend Jon up at NYC Resistor have been working on and off on an experimental, high-level programming language targeting the Arduino. With this programming language, it's possible to interact with the Arduino in real time with your computer, and allows experimenters to type in code and instantly see its effect. We'd set up an Arduino or two loaded with Wombat and attached to lights and motors, and give passers-by the opportunity to control the lights and motors with typed commands. For a lightning talk we gave on Wombat at a conference last year, see: http://blip.tv/clojure/clojureconj-2011-lightning-talks-5936371 and skip to about 18:20.
3. Other Stuff - other members of our group will almost certainly have projects to exhibit, and will assist us in staffing the booth and putting out the good word about Splat Space and hackerspaces in general.
Last updated on June 3, 2012 by Maker Faire:NC