Connecting naive electronic circuits with everyday things: paperclips, tape, kitchen foil…
This workshop is an opportunity for children who are too young to solder to experience how electronics work. We will work our way through basic theory like polarity and switches while we make connections out of everyday materials.
The results can be worn or fitted freely into clothing or objects: A necklace lights up the dark inside your coat. A ring connects two friends. A secret switch inside your pocket sends a signal to those who know you. You can wear your circuit on your sleeve or as a secret under your collar.
Duration: 1 – 2 hours [negotiable] Age range: 5 – 7 years old
Materials: Paperclips, LEDs, batteries, resistors, electrical tape, duct tape, double sided tape, medical tape, conductive thread and wire, clothing hooks and snaps.
Tools: Fine round-nosed pliers, scissors, needles.