Electronic Games - Music Matcher

For: Year 10 and 11 students

Programs will commence on Tuesday 9 May 2017

Description

Music Matcher is a fun electronic activity kit developed by the University of South Australia. It provides an introduction to the world of electronics, giving students the opportunity to practice soldering and assembly techniques whilst developing their ability to identify and understand the function of electronic circuitry components. When assembled and soldered together, the kit becomes an interactive electronic board game with two functions – a one-octave electronic keyboard and a Simon Says matching game.

What will students do?

This 2 hour session begins with an introduction to electrical engineering, the lab, and the types of electronic components used in the activity. This is followed by a demonstration of soldering techniques.

Students work at their own pace to assemble and construct a circuit board.

They:

  • Identify components
  • Place the components into the correct sockets on the PCB (printed circuit board)
  • Solder the components securely

Students keep their completed Music Matcher electronics board at the conclusion of the workshop.

Conditions

  • As this program is a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed in shoes and appropriate dress.
  • Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.

Bookings

For further assistance, please contact UniSAConnect@unisa.edu.au

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