We were delighted to be part of the Boston HUBweek as part of A Pop-Up Makerspace: The Future of Learning Laboratory, hosted by Harvard University. On 10th October, the Harvard Ed portal was transformed into a space of playful experiences with hands-on workshops, interactive activities, and participatory demonstrations. The event was designed for families and consisted of drop-in, high/low tech, creative learning experiences.
Collaborative making at #popupmakerspace #HUBweek pic.twitter.com/MHbZyYesOg
— Raquel Jimenez (@rlj006) October 10, 2015
We lead a semi-guided hands-on workshop for designing interactive stories using Circuit Stickers.
— chibitronics (@chibitronics) October 10, 2015
Participants designed and created paper based interactive light-up artefacts representing personal stories using circuit stickers and craft materials. Some participants also made light -up greeting cards for people they valued.
Check out my Spin at http://t.co/doKMbhKA78 @spinturntable #HUBweek #popupmakerspace pic.twitter.com/XAjbueE0L1
— Spin (@spinturntable) October 10, 2015
Scratch sprites served as great creative prompts and story starters. It was interesting to see how everyone’s ideas inspired other ideas. Children and adults were motivated to explore more complex techniques such as adding more lights to the project, adding a blinking switch, and using effect stickers.
Scratch sprite pico+ effect circuit sticker + LED sticker https://t.co/iSvGxtzbiY
— chibitronics (@chibitronics) October 15, 2015
Apart from the workshop, there were also a few circuit sticker stations where volunteers were modelling how to make creative projects with Chibitronics Circuit Stickers. Participants experimented using circuit stickers with copper tape as well as conductive ink.
#circuitstickers to light up your creations #HUBweek #popupmakerspace pic.twitter.com/fXZAAb7R2T — Blake Sims (@bkmsims) October 10, 2015
At the end of the event, it was delightful to see the participants leaving with light-up projects in their hands and big smile on their faces.
Making paper circuit robots! #HUBweek #popupmakerspace pic.twitter.com/KuRh5mr7lD
— Christan Balch (@christanbalch) October 10, 2015