- This UFO makes music without you having to touch it
- A light sensor detects how far away your hand is from the control dome
- The UFO's pitch is based on how much light it gets
Wanna know a secret? Gustav Holst was an alien from the planet of Omicron Persei 8 (yes, THE Omicron Persei 8). That's why he wrote a suite called, "The Planets." While he was composing this galactic music, he was using a Musical UFO. This Musical UFO is similar, though not as complex (which makes it perfect for a fun electronics kit)!
Put this simple kit together (or have your kids do it and, you know, learn) and you'll have a unique little instrument. There's a light sensor in the command dome which detects (by the amount of light it gets) how far or near your hand is. The pitch is then adjusted based on how much light the UFO senses. Pretty keen, if you ask us. And if you practice with your Musical UFO enough, like Holst would want you to, you might just be able to play Uranus. Giggle.
- For Ages 8 and Up
- Build a musical UFO that changes pitch based on how much light it gets
- Learn about circuits, light sensors, and other components
- Includes a 16 page manual, which leads you though 3 experiments
- Batteries: 2 AAA batteries not included.
- Dimensions: 8.8 x 11 x 2.5 inches