STEAM Academy


Project Description

Students will integrate art and technology in this unique project where artwork comes to life as people view it. They will start by using sandpaper, paint, and other art supplies to customize a wooden template of either a rocket or a flower. Students will then incorporate technology into their artwork using programmable LEDs, a speaker, and an Arduino minicomputer which controls these elements. Students will learn about the primary colors of light and experiment with combining these to create any color they can envision. As a final step, the children will insert a proximity sensor that measures distances to objects and will code their artwork to come to life with sounds and lights of their choosing when someone approaches.
Classroom assembling a project

Key Concepts

Introduction to Arduino and circuitry; programming lights and sounds.

Students Take Home

Their very own interactive art project.