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(These kits are aimed at teens and adults - To view our full list of STEAM kits use this link or checkout the children's STEAM kit page)
The Volca series of synthesizers from Korg are a perfect way for new users to explore and create music quickly within the expansive world of synthesis, while more experienced users will find themselves immersed in the unlimited sonic possibilities that the series provides. Whether I’m at home, in the studio or on the road, the Korg volca line of synthesizers are a collection of remarkable machines, that produce truly amazing sound.
If you've checked out a kit use the links below to see information on what these kits are all about.
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Korg's Volca Keys analog synthesizer is a must-have for any fan of synths, packing huge analog tone and a surprisingly flexible interface into an ultra-affordable and portable package. This 3-note synth has self-tuning analog oscillators for stable pitch, and lets you stack notes to form chord stabs or combine them in unison for huge lead lines.
- Introducing KORG volca keys
- How I Use VOLCA KEYS // A Tutorial with Demo Sounds
- The Volca Keys Might be the ONLY Analog Synth you Need!
The Korg Volca Sample 2 delivers the fun and freedom of an old-school sample sequencer in a format that's perfect for modern electronic musicians and modular synth rigs. It comes loaded with 100 killer samples that you can tweak, sequence, and automate all on the fly, with cool functions such as reverse, swing, and reverb to keep things interesting.
The Korg Volca Beats is an analog drum machine. It delivers unforgettably classic sounds with six analogue and four PCM-based drum parts. Instant editing via the intuitive user interface allows users to cut/mix/slice loops on the fly to deliver a devastating analogue rhythm experience.
The Korg Volca FM synthesizer module is like a portable version of the legendary DX7 FM synth — it can even accept original DX7 patch data! And the sound engine is exactly what you'd expect from that classic FM synth: six operators are ready to create clanging metallic tones, ripping leads, subsonic basses, and all manner of special effects.
Stikbots are pose-able action figures that will adhere to almost any smooth flat surface, thanks to their suction-cup hands and feet. Their clever design allows stikbots to be posed in so many different ways - their limbs, torso, and even neck can be positioned almost any way you can imagine! Stikbots are ridiculously fun and extremely addictive, so play with caution!
Each kit comes with all you need (smartphone or table not included) to make you very own stop motion animation video.
Use the resources below to get started.
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|Stikbot Central Tutorials||The official Stikbot tutorial playlist. Full of videos on how to make the most out of your Stikbot kit.|
|Stikbot Studio App (Android / iOS)||The app allows you to create and share your stop motion animations.|
|Official Fun and Games Archive||Browse the official Stikbot wallpapers, games, resources, and more.|
The library telescope program places telescopes in local public libraries instead of just schools, allowing greater general access to the scope since they can be put into circulation just as a book.
The library telescope uses the Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope along with a zoom eye piece and supportive material. The telescope is easy to use and is robust. There is nothing to assemble. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common "beginners" telescopes. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer. This is a quality instrument, reviewed by a number of astronomical publications and found quite worthy.
- LibraryTelescope.org's "Getting Started" page - https://librarytelescope.org/how-to-use/get-started
- Island County Astronomical Society - http://www.icas-wa.org/
Say hello to the Ozobot Evo, a smart robot that brings coding and creativity to people of all ages — screen-free or online.
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Screen-Free with Color Codes
You can use markers and paper to create Color Codes, sequences of colors that communicate commands to Evo through its optical sensors. This helps develop fundamental coding skills like sequencing and debugging.
On Screens with OzoBlockly
Go beyond the basics with OzoBlockly, powered by Google's Blockly, which features five levels of hassle-free on-screen programming.
In addition to its optical sensors that respond to visual indicators like Color Codes, Evo features proximity sensors that allow it to perform tricks and detect obstacles. Plus, LED lights and a built-in speaker allow Evo to communicate as you practice STEM skills.