What if a self-portrait could speak? How can we make small sounds into big sounds? Create one-button sound machines using programmable microchips that record and play back your voice! Explore how electronic instruments are assembled, and build an amplifying enclosure for your self portrait.
This project introduces young makers to the properties of electronic components, sound and transmission of sound waves, amplification, and how speakers work.
It’s a perfect opportunity for integration of storytelling and writing – and all participants start a multimedia self portrait.
PK – 2 participants utilize pre-built sound modules, students in grades 2 – 5 build sound modules from components, and students in 5 – 8 explore soldering and wiring techniques to complete their sound modules.
Check out one of our young makers making a sound portrait that reflects a unique characteristic about themself: