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Whimsical Wearables Workshop #2: Gesture controlled lightsExpired

Jul 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this second Whimsical Wearables workshop, we’ll learn how to make “smart” wearables to control lights* with gestures! We’ll use MakeCode, a block-based coding program, so no prior coding or hardware experience necessary. 

Unable to get hardware? No problem! MakeCode also has a simulator so you can follow along, build the software, and program the hardware later.

*With the same hardware in this workshop, it’s also possible to play music! If you grab yourself a servo motor you can also move things!

Skill Level:

None - introductory course

Skills you will learn:

  1. Block-based coding
  2. Introduction to microcontrollers
  3. Introduction to inputs and outputs

What You'll Need:

  1. Circuit Playground Express
  2. 3.7V 420mAh li-ion battery with JST connector 
    1. A higher capacity battery is also acceptable
  3. microUSB to USB data transfer cable
  4. Velcro
    1. 2 squares approximately 1" x 1" (2cm x 2cm)

About your Facilitator:


  • Jen Fox

    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.


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Ticket - Whimsical Wearables Workshop #2: Gesture controlled lights
  • Jul 19, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+
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