CALGARY – It’s not every day you get a chance to make music with a row of strawberries for a keyboard, but that’s exactly what Lauren Voison is offering up this weekend in Calgary.
The berries are hooked up so tapping conducts electricity through them, which travels into a circuit board hooked up to a laptop with a piano program.
Lauren is one of 100 creative Calgarians putting their work on display at the Maker Faire event Saturday and Sunday at the Spark Science Centre.
Just 10 years old, Lauren’s formed a company, “Robots Are Fun,” to promote scientific discovery.
Along with her sister, Ashley, and friend, Kendra, she does regular demonstrations at the science centre and schools, teaching kids to make things like a robot made out of a fingernail brush.
Of her “Brushbot,” Lauren said, “It’s really, really simple to make, but it’s super awesome.”