This presentation was given at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference on December 3, 2016. These slides, along with examples of student work from my 6th grade general music class, were presented to an audience of public and private music teachers from around New York State. Following the slides, participants in the session had the opportunity to experiment with MakeyMakeys and various materials and online resources.
Some examples of student work included:
Musical Twister board
Cardboard and aluminum ukulele
Original song for ukuleles, shaker, and MakeyMakey/Scratch piano
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.