Ready, Set, Craft & Code!
FREE, but registration for all four programs is required. Limited to the first 12 registrants.
Ever wonder how a piece of digital jewelry goes from concept to final product? Wonder no more: Sci-Port is hosting four workshops highlighting each step of the process in a new series called Craft and Code! The workshop series will be a four day project spread over two weeks, with registrants attending all four days to complete the series, ending with a final product: a piece of digital jewelry of their own design!
Day 1 (December 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): We’ll introduce you to the basic design process: ask, imagine, plan, create and improve. Then we’ll walk through the overall project series and what each segment of the project will look like. Have questions about what you want to create? No problem. We’ll figure it out here, along with what resources are available (number of LEDs, limits of Arduino programming possibilities, etc.), and then spend time planning and creating 2D drawings of your jewelry creations.
Day 2 (December 21, Noon – 5 p.m.): Let’s focus on 3D technology, along with some coding and programming. The first half of the day will be spent converting your drawings from 2D to 3D using computer software and making adjustments to designs. The rest of the afternoon will be spent learning how to code your Arduino components and create the desired effects for your jewelry pieces.
Day 3 (January 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): We’ll continue with the 3D technology by setting your designs up for print! You’ll understand how the equipment works, and we’ll finish up your coding, with time to test and reprogram if needed.
Day 4 (January 4, Noon – 5 p.m.): It’s time to see your finished product! We’ll put the programmed components into the 3D printed jewelry, add paint or polish, and complete any soldering of parts together. The first half of the afternoon will have us finishing our pieces, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent in a fun debrief session with your mentors, and then an "open house" style segment as the finale for registrants to show your parents what YOU created, what equipment YOU used, and what YOU learned.
Please note: Lunch will be provided on the Saturdays, with a snack being provided on Sundays. This series is made possible by The National Girls Collaborative Project