Last fall I saw the 555 Noise Maker project online at the Bare Conductive website and thought it was wonderful. I really wanted to incorporate it into the Alum Rock Art & Design Thinking Camp I am running this summer through the Alum Rock Educational Foundation.
Today I got all the parts and will be listing where I purchased them all from.
Below is my test run at making one of these with my daughter:
To design this as a class project I will have the students assist me in soldering the wires to the clamps and we will be soldering the ends of the battery snap and speaker wires to breadboard pins so that we have plugin components for our breadboards. For the art component of the project, we will be exploring line and pattern to create art that clips into the clamp to become interactive with sound. After we complete the project, students will envision how they could extend the project or pivot it in new directions.
I purchased all my supplies at HSC and Anchor Electronics. The conductive paint is from Bare Conductive.
Luz Rivas and DIY Girls have done this project and you can see some of their work here: http://www.bareconductive.com/make/diy-girls/
Very inspiring is what Lawrence Livermore National Labs is doing with 3D printing and conductive ink. There is a sample video at this link: https://manufacturing.llnl.gov/additive-manufacturing/designer-engineered-materials. It will be fun to show this to the campers so that they can imagine where this technology may go in the future.