Overview

DIY Slime for Science!

This classic do it yourself project is a great little science experiment that promotes STEM and STEAM education. This project has gain lots of traction and seems to be an ever growing trend. There's hundreds of videos and tutorials showing how to make different variants from majestic unicorn poop to cosmic galaxy glitter. This might be only one with LEDs!

Slime TRONICS

You've heard of glow-in-the-dark slime, but what about Light Up NeoPixel slime! The florescent colors of slim combined with an ultra violet light source can make for some interesting effects. It's also (somewhat) conductive so it can be used to make projects with capacitive touch!

Tools & Supplies

Most of the ingredients to make slime can be found at your local shopping market but maybe you have some on hand! The original recipe calls for a mixture of baking soda and contact fluid but Elmer's now has a pre-made solution called Magic Liquid that is specially made to make slime.

Prerequisite Guides

There's resources in these guides that go beyond what's covered in this tutorial. MakeCode guide is all about setting up your Circuit Playground Express board. TheCircuit Playground Express introduction guide walks you through all of the pinouts, sensors and everything you need to know.

1 x Elmer's Glowy Glitter Glue
Clear, Glitter or Florescent colored
1 x Elmer's Magic Liquid
Pre-made Solution. Washable, non-toxic and safe

These are some handy things to have when mixing and handing slime.

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Decorations: glitter, sequins, beads or confetti
  • 3xAAA Batteries

Circuit Playground Express

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Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

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This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
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AdaBot LunchBox

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Your eyes do not deceive you – this is absolutely an AdaBot lunchbox! Whether you're sporting this at school, work, Maker Faire, or jury duty, this...
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip w/ Alligator Clips - 60 LED/m

PRODUCT ID: 3811
Adding glowy color to your projects has never been easier: no more soldering or stripping wires, clip 'em on and glow! This Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip...
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip w/ Alligator Clips - 30 LEDs/meter

PRODUCT ID: 3812
Adding glowy color to your projects has never been easier: no more soldering or stripping wires, clip 'em on and glow! This Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip...
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Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)

PRODUCT ID: 1008
Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors....
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Last updated on Jun 19, 2018 Published on Jun 13, 2018