Because playing is the only way to learn
This makes me really happy: the Klackerlaken is a project simple enough for kids to build with minimal supervision, but sufficiently entertaining to keep them engaged long enough to learn a couple things about electronics. It’s just 3 parts taped to a bottle cap but that’s enough to make it light up, move around, and make a racket. Check the video after the break.
I’ve just announced I’m running another round of Intro to Electronics classes for grown-ups this year; I think now I better add a Klackerlaken class to my repertoire: I know a lot of kids would absolutely love this.