Welcome to the MIT
Invention Studio! This month were exploring
conductivity and food in "Gastrobots: Food for Thought." The
studio will begin at 1pm in the large room off of the Mind and
Hand exhibit. While you wait, explore the Museum exhibits with
What's going on?
As you play with the conductivity display, it shows you the number
that the sensor is sending to the programmable bricks processor.
Try touching the two paper clips together. What number do
you notice on the display?
Now hold the clips apart. What do you notice?
As you explore the exhibits, touch the two clips to different
things in the Museum. Try to get a range of number values on your
More things to notice:
What types of materials are good conductors of electricity?
How does the distance between the clips change the level
of conductivity (as seen in the values on your display)?
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