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Remote Thermostat prototype

At 80 degrees F, the temperature trigger "presses" a remote control to turn on the fan. At 72 degrees F, the tempe...

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Remote controlled Elevator

This is a lego, Trio and littlebits elevator.

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Made by Skisushi

PIRATE SHIP

PIRATE SHIP, with the flag undulating

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Made by littleBits_user_5265

The driving car

When you touch on a button on your remote control the car will move forwards or backwards

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Made by littleBits_user_21374

Energy Meter

Discover sources of energy around you.Make an energy meter with the light sensor and the number module. Digital cameras create images by measuring light energy. This is similar to how NASA satellite images are created by measuring energy reflecting off the Earth's surface. Visit our lessons page to learn about light brightness and the inverse-square law.You can also find this project on page 14 in the Space Kit booklet.

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Mars Rover

Learn how NASA scientists are able to explore new worlds.Learn how NASA scientists are able to explore new worlds! This Mars rover, based off NASA's Opportunity, gathers and displays light information from the environment as it drives. Control it wirelessly using the remote trigger and a household remote control!NASA engineers send instructions to the rovers via radio communications. Depending on where the planets are in their orbits, a radio signal traveling at the speed of light will arrive on Mars between just over 3 minutes or as long as 20 minutes. Due to these time delays it is impossible to communicate with and control the rover in real time. To send instructions to rovers on Mars, NASA scientists must have a line-of-sight between Earth and Mars. Occasionally Earth and Mars are on opposite sides of the sun, called conjunction. During this time, the sun can disrupt or block radio communication between the two planets.There are two versions of this Mars Rover. The build instructions below correspond with the Mars Rover project in the booklet, which has a simpler build.See pages 30-34 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.

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ISS

Make your very own International Space Station and play music on it from afar.This project uses the same circuits as the Data Communication project, but here we are giving them some galactic context.How does it work?Your digitized music is converted into a series of light wave pulses. The pulses are decoded by the light sensor and converted into sound waves by the speaker.NASA uses electromagnetic waves to communicate with satellites orbiting Earth.Note: the build instructions correspond with the cardboard model.

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Grappler

Be a NASA engineer by building this robotic space arm.A grappler is on the end of the ISS Robot Arm and is used to grab onto objects in space – like astronauts! Pick up space objects at home by controlling the DC motor mechanism with a remote control and the remote trigger.See pages 28-29 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.

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Satellite Dish

Learn the science behind satellites and make your own parabolic reflector.Unique curved surfaces, such as parabolas, have a point called the FOCUS, where all of the energy entering the shape is ‘reflected’ from the parabolic curve and intersects at the focus. In your satellite dish model, the light sensor is your focus that receives energy from the bright LED and measures it in the number module.Visit our lessons page to learn more about how a satellite dish works.There are two versions of this satellite. The build instructions below correspond with the satellite project in the booklet, which has a simpler build and is scientifically accurate.See pages 19-20 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.

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Satellite Orbit

Learn about how satellites take photos of the Earth.Every day, NASA satellites collect global observations of the Earth. Data is only collected when the satellite is on the sunlit side of the Earth because it measures reflected light from the Sun. Visit our lessons page for more information about satellite orbits.See pages 25-27 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.

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Made by littleBits

Star Chart

Learn about astronomy and project the night sky in your room. This DIY star chart shines a bright LED when it gets dark due to the light sensor.Visit our lessons page for more information about stars and light.See pages 22-23 in the Space Kit booklet for more info.

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Measuring The Atmosphere

You can mimic the way a satellite measures the atmosphere with this project.Measure the light through water as you slowly make it cloudy adding milk to it. Use the light sensor and number module to do this.This project is similar to how satellite instruments measure the atmosphere. Since aerosols and gases scatter light differently, NASA instruments can determine the composition of the atmosphere by measuring how light is scattered. You can also find this project on pages 16 17 in the Space Kit booklet.

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Data Communication

Learn how to wirelessly transmit music using a digital signal. How does it work?Your digitized music is fed through the microphone and converted into a series of light wave pulses. The pulses are decoded by the light sensor and converted into sound waves by the speaker.NASA uses electromagnetic waves to communicate with satellites orbiting Earth.You can also find this project on page 18 in the Space Kit booklet.

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