For rising 4th through 12th graders and more broadly, teachers, students, and learners of all ages
The Edgerton Center's "Do-It-Yourself" instructional guides promote STEM skills and awareness. While each guide contains materials lists and step-by-step procedures, we encourage you to pursue the learning goals as you see fit—substituting materials, tinkering, and exploring concepts as your interest leads.
Amplifier with Piezo Pickup
Combine a mono amplifier board kit, a piezo electric disk, and a potentiometer to make a custom amplifier with a contact pickup.
Introduce physical computing with the Arduino Garden! Use electronic devices to sense the environment and create physical actions.
Arduino Particle Meter
Introduce students to real world data collection by measuring particulates in the air with a handheld device that they make themselves. Code for this Arduino-based device is provided, and no soldering is required.
Copper Pipe Glockenspiel
Investigate the physics of sound and musical pipes while building your own musical instrument! Learn fabrication techniques, practice math skills, and use app technology as you build.
Kinetic Sculpture - Newly Revised!
Students are introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design-oriented thinking.
Get creative with electronics! Build your own mosaic of light-up tiles on a magnetic board.