A Boy and His Atom

You’re about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at http://youtu.be/xA4QWwaweWA). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at http://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms

Microbit Animals

In August, I’ll be one of 4 facilitators at the NYSAIS STEAM Camp, a 3 day intensive making/learning/unconference workshop. The opening project will be making a Microbit Cardboard Animals. This project is a takeoff on  a project by TechHive Studio’s of Science in Berkeley, CA. At the Camp, each participant will receive a BBC Microbit to keep. The Microbit is great platform for making for students from grades 4 through 12. Learn more about the Microbit from microbit.org

Here’s a video of my test Microbit Cardboard Animals.