New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Star Car 2015 is an interdisciplinary graduate student initiative resulting in an interactive art car displayed and demonstrated at educational engineering events. Originally developed for a local engineering and art festival, Star Car has been improved and updated with new hands-on interactive stations. As last year, both the technical and artistic elements were designed around an educational space exploration theme, with the addition of global unity and cooperation.
Multiple interactive stations were attached on and around the car, allowing audience members to explore various elements of electrical and computer engineering through hands-on activities. The primary interactions were four conductive handholds, each featuring one element- wind, water, earth, and fire. Participants were encouraged to complete the circuits using the conductivity of human skin either alone, or by working alongside other participants. Each element played a different music sound through incorporated speakers when the corresponding circuit was completed.
This Maker poster-and-instructions submission will outline instructions for using a Makey Makey system to create conductive circuits as featured on the art car, which may be used for any educational or hands-on display.
Marasco, E. A., & Hladik, S., & Paul, R., & Booth, R. S. (2016, June), MAKER: Star Car 2015 Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25648
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