Here’s a piece of science and engineering that I think will appeal to kids. A San Francisco area group of friends has produced “Blinky Shoes.”
With a few simple components, highlighted below, and some clever engineering, the team has come up with a strip of LED lights you can attach to any pair of shoes. The “installation” is not permanent, so you can switch the lights to other pairs of shoes.
Blinky shoes create light through an accelerometer–which detects taps and kicks as commands to light up. Find out more about Blinky Shoes on their blinky shoes kick-starter campaign page…It’s not a plea for money; they already met the goal (and their stretch goal) and the campaign in closed. Blinky shoes will be available shortly.