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Crystal Xylophone

Familiar with Edward Kandinsky? Tap into your creative, artistic, musical and maths senses with a glass xylophone project. Using six SAM blocks, cardboard and water glasses, you're sure to put on a show in no time!

Made with SAM Blocks

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You will need: Cardboard, Glasses, Scissors , Glue, Wooden stick, 1x Button, 4x LED Lights, 1 DC Motor, Small wheel (included in the Inventor kit).
  1. First, cut the cardboard to create the support for the DC Motor and the glasses.

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  2. Put the small wheel on the shaft of the SAM DC Motor, and place it in the cardboard support. Then, attach the wooden stick to the wheel.

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  3. Put some water in the glasses, remembering to add different water levels in each glass. Then, place them in a circle around the DC Motor so that the wooden stick would hit them as it swings around in a circle.

  4. Now, open SAM Space. Turn on the SAM DC Motor and the 4 LED Lights and drag them onto the canvas. Then program the Lights using Delay and Hold Soft SAMs to make each light illuminate when the stick hits each glass.

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  5. Tap into your creative, artistic, musical and math senses with a glass xylophone project.

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