This is me at a conference holding something I’m comfortable with–an Arduino Cookbook. Of course I’m usually looking at the English version, but anyone that knows me will tell you that I love microcontrollers and making things blink. Anyway, as I prepared for a recent visit to the Cecil B. Moore library, I realized I was tired of doing things I… Read more →
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 →
Paul started toying around with LEDs today and just “wanted to make something” we messed around with what we had on the table, and he definitely wants to come back !
Playing with possibilites
Had a great time today at the Village, went from working on the Makey Makey ground shades to making LED shades. Talked with some more folks about doing etextiles workshops and had a blast making stuff in general! Paul and I tinkered around and are having thoughts about making an animation of some sort. This was reinforced by a couple videos we took and Josh, a potential helping hand at the hotspot, being an Animation major at Art Institute. Collaboration !
done @ the village
this was a mixture of a simple circuit she was playing with and the simplest artbot we could put together.
It looks like it’s waltzing across the paper.
An afternoon of loud noises and bright lights
Some artbot action happening while piezo buzzers were a’screechin’.
Starting to get a few people interested in Makey Makey sessions and looking into ways of making a long-exposure artbot for upcoming photography classes/sessions.