Hello, That Conference Scientists!

Did you join us for Circuits in Play Dough? I'm glad you're here!

Keep in touch: Let's use #thatCircuits to tie our posts together.

Post your pictures: Please share your pictures from the workshop! You can use the #thatCircuits hashtag on your photo-sharing service. Add a comment here with the link to your photo set.

Review what we did: Here are the Circuits in Play Dough hand-outs that we used. This whole endeavor was inspired by AnnMarie Thomas's TED talk, "Hands-on science with squishy circuits," and the Squishy Circuits project at St. Thomas University.

Keep learning: If you want to understand why electronics work, chemistry is the science you want to explore. I learned so much from The Joy of Chemistry: The Amazing Science of Familiar Things. Ask your grown-up lab assistant to help you try out the experiments in this book.

Do more: If you learned about Scratch from Katelyn, you can apply programming to your electronics projects with the Hummingbird and Arduino microcontrollers. Make robots!

Give thanks: Thanks to Amy and Lance Larsen for bringing the bowls and spoons I needed to mix up a bunch of play dough in a hotel room. Thanks to my mom for making fond memories of sculpting play dough while it was still warm, and for showing me that girls are good at programming. Thanks to the TSA for not balking at a bag containing LEDs, wire cutters, and 80 9-volt batteries.

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