The Bumble Beep contains 2 oscillators that can be activated by connecting different material between either the bee’s antennae or the wings. The frequency of the oscillator will depend on the electrical conductivity of the material connected. The oscillator powers a small piezo speaker so we can hear it.
The Starter Pack contains:
- 1 x Bumble Beep
- 1 x CR2032 coin cell
- 1 x light-dependent resistor (LDR)
- 1 x mini pencil
- 2 x crocodile leads
So you can experiment with making a “light theremin” or drawing your own piano.
The Bumble Beep features in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s “This is Engineering: Entertainment” resource. Teacher and Student guides are available to download here: