For #BBC School Report we built a model #Quadcopter, powered by #SAM building blocks to show students how they fly and how to #code movement. You too can build awesome things with SAM building blocks and SAM app. www.samlabs.me #edtech #DIY #electronics #coding
Awesome little Box that opens automatically, lights up and plays sound every time a Tweet comes in. Made with cardboard, glue, tape, a wireless SAM servo and 2x wireless SAM Lights. Programmed in the drag-and-drop SAM app.
"If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth. SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and droppable” icons on the SAM app, allowing users to easily make everyday objects part of the “internet of things”, but with one major advantage: there’s no coding required."
Create a night-light that automatically turns on when it gets dark. Create a simple lamp shade from two sheets of paper. Roll it up. Use a roll of tape as a foot. Add a SAM Light to the shade, and place a SAM Light Sensor in front. The SAM Light Sensor will detect when the ambient light gets too low, and will turn on the SAM Light. In the SAM App, the Delay Block will automatically turn off the SAM Light after an hour. Good night! #crafts
Make dreams! Start with creating a long triangle of kitchen foil and slide it into a kitchen roll. Now cut a circle from paper and decorate it with colours and shapes. Attach a SAM Motor to the circle and attach it to the kitchen roll so that you see your decorated circle through your kaleidoscope. Connect the SAM Motor wirelessly in the SAM app, and start dreaming! #projectoftheday
Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason.