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How-To:  Simple metal-air battery

How-To: Simple metal-air battery

Here’s a nice demonstration of an aluminum-air battery which produces 1.0 V and 100 mA from the oxidation of aluminum foil. Metal-air cells such as this find common application in hearing aid batteries, for instance, which are driven by the oxidation of zinc. More: How-To: Backyard battery The Supercap battery

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SoundArts at Maker Faire

SoundArts has an interactive “musical petting zoo” for people to experiment with and create some music. They were set up for Eduction Day, and will be at Maker Faire all weekend. Come check them out! Sound Arts is a multi faceted sound studio, created to serve corporate, advertising, and educational clients as well as a […]

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Kids arriving to Maker Faire

Friday was Education Day at Maker Faire. While makers were busy setting up their booths, and the Maker Shed was being stocked, groups of students came through the Maker Faire site for workshops and to see the whole weekend preparation come together. Teachers, parents, and students all came to see great projects, try their hand […]

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NOVA teaches teachers

NOVA teaches teachers

Image from NOVA on PBS Looking for some great resources for your classroom? You may want to check out some of the fantastic tools provided by NOVA on PBS. You can check out their offerings by subject also. They have a weekly feature, which right now is showing Car of the Future. Activity Summary Student […]

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