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IYL project: pinky-powered photons
Author(s): Elizabeth F. C. Dreyer; Cynthia Aku-Leh; John A. Nees; Anca L. Sala; Arlene Smith; Timothy Jones

Paper Abstract

Pinky-powered Photons is an activity created by the Michigan Light Project during the International Year of Light to encourage creativity in learning about light. It is a low-cost project. Participants make and take home a colorful LED light powered entirely by their fingers. Younger visitors "package" the electrical element into their own creation while older visitors solder the electrical parts together and then create their own design. This paper will detail the learning objectives and outcomes of this project as well as how to implement it in an outreach event or classroom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994609 (29 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237421
Show Author Affiliations
Elizabeth F. C. Dreyer, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Cynthia Aku-Leh, ISCIENCES, L.L.C. (United States)
John A. Nees, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Anca L. Sala, Baker College (United States)
Arlene Smith, Avo Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Timothy Jones, ColorSpritz (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9946:
Optics Education and Outreach IV
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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