Spintronics Act One

Lower Age: 8+
Website: https://store.upperstory.com/collections/spintronics/products/spintronics-act-one
Price: $75.95
Year Added: 2023
Upper Story's Spintronics Act One teaches kids about making circuits without the use of electricity or batteries.
Upper Story LLC’s Spintronics Act One is a uniquely inventive toy that teaches kids about making circuits without the use of electricity or batteries. Users mimic different parts of an electrical circuit with physical hardware; wires become chains used to link together different resistors and connect switches to the motor. The included graphic novel encourages users to safely build different types of mechanical “circuits'' driven by the included pulley powered motor, while evaluating different circuits and communicating their findings in a way that meets professional standards. Allow a child in your life to go on a fun adventure while learning how to draw and construct circuits used in a variety of engineering jobs. ― Daisy Coble, Purdue Reviewer

Child plays with toy.

Framework Categories

Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Processes of Design (POD)
Engineering Tools and Processes (ETool)
Concepts of Engineers and Engineering (CEE)
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Communication related to Engineering (Comm-Engr)

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