Jul 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific
What You'll Do:
If you’ve ever thought “what the heck is a wearable?” or “Um, what is a circuit??” then come to this workshop! In this introductory class, we’ll blend art, crafting, and technology and learn how to add tiny lights to clothing or as accessories. Along the way, we’ll discover more about electricity, electronic circuits, and a special technique called Design Thinking that helps us expand the possibilities of what we can make for ourselves and for others.
No prior knowledge of circuits or technology necessary! Come with an open mind for a hands-on, participatory program.
Skill Level:None -- introductory course
Skills you will learn:
- Introduction to electricity and circuits
- Design Thinking
- Where and how to source electronic parts
What You'll Need:
- LEDs x 3 (or more), assorted colors, 5mm recommended size
- Coin cell battery x 3 (or more)
- Rubber band x 3 (or more)
- Everyday objects x 5, assorted
- "upcycled" materials are great (e.g. cardboard, plastic containers, packing foam, etc.)
- Jewelry or hair accessories are also great fun! (e.g. hair clips, bobby pins, earring backs, etc.)
About your Facilitator:
Jen Fox is an engineer, a maker, and an educator. After dabbling in dark matter (B.S., Physics, Occidental College), Fox settled into engineering and inventing (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA) to solve problems related to climate change and social justice. Combining her varied interests and passion for learning, Fox founded FoxBot Industries in mid-2015 to provide an arts-based approach to STEM education. These days, Fox is a Sr. PM at Microsoft for maker-related efforts and runs FoxBot in her spare time.