"PIE Three-Ring Circus" workshop

In this workshop we used the Crickets to explore three themes: movement, light, and sound.

Warm-Up Activity:
Social Crickets

To get started, we tried out Crickets that were pre-programmed to chirp. The Crickets communicated with each other by sending infrared signals, and harmonized the sound of their chirps.


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Movement:
Chain Reaction with a Tale

Led by Margaret Pezalla-Granlund

We made a chain reaction that told a story.


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Movies

Light:
Light, Color, Interaction

Led by Diane Willow

This group experimented with creating interactions using lights and sensors, combined with craft materials (such as mylar, straws, and translucent cups).


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Sound:
Music, Sound, and Sensors

Led by Stephanie Hunt.

This group designed and programmed their own musical instruments.


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