First, we should discuss what a, “Maker” is in the first place. All of us have the potential to be Makers. Adam Savage worded it perfectly, saying, “Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.” However, in our recent… Read more →
The Challenge of E-Textiles at Marrero
We’ve been having fun exploring E-Textiles, otherwise known as “Soft Circuits”. The age range of children seems to be from 8 – 12 yrs, so it becomes really important to “meet them where they are”. Sometimes we start with paper circuits using copper tape/LEDs and then move them later to stitching conductive thread/LEDs. The children like copper tape because it… Read more →
Salt & Pepper: Adorable E-Textiles
Potentially the cutest e-Textile project ever. The Momma elephant host the battery, and the LED heart of the baby will glow when their trunks touch. It doesn’t get better then that. Check it out here!