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29
July
2013

Conductive Paintings in Maker Programs (Hannah's Take)

Today's activity was conductive paint! "Bare Paint" is a paint that once dry becomes conductive and can be set up as part of a circuit with a battery and LED to make the LED light up! We also had regular paint, so guests could paint a picture and then ad their light and conductive paint on top and create a unique creation! The project too longer than expected, but part of that was guests were just having so much fun painting! it also took time because we had to wait for the paint to dry for the paint to really be conductive. A lot of guests really thought the paint was cool and learned a lot about circuits!
Photo from weekend Maker programs.
29
July
2013

Conductive Paintings (Maker Programs)

Today in the Gadgets Cafe we played with conductive paint! We let the guests paint with acrylic paints and then helped them use conductive paint to connect a battery to an LED. This process took much longer than we had anticipated as we learned that you need to let the conductive paint dry for it to work best.
Photo of weekend Maker Programs.
29
July
2013

Fun Weekend in Maker Programs

This weekend Leanna and I did stitch projects! We made light up patches! Kids could make whatever they wanted that would light up and then attach to a bag, shirt or whatever they wanted. people really seemed to enjoy the creative aspect and learn a lot about circuit work in the process.  Our second day we sewed pillows! We were nervous that people wouldn't like it, but it ended up being a huge hit!
Photo of weekend Maker Programs.
29
July
2013

Sewing is a Great Skill to Have! (Maker Programs)

Today was awesome! We had guests sew pillows/plushies. I was worried that people weren't going to have any fun with it since we didn't have an electronic aspect or something that blinked or lit up. Turns out a lot of people enjoy making pillows! Adults and kids alike were having fun.
Photo from plushie Maker Program.
26
July
2013

Light-Up Patches in Maker Programs

Today we made Light-up patches! We had a great turnout of 26 people and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I was helping very young kids try to understand how a battery works, we talked about what an LED is and what LED stands for, and the kid that I spent the most time talking with about this seemed to understand it pretty well! (He might have been 7 or 8 years old) The adults seemed to enjoy the project too.
Making light-up patches in Maker Programs.
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