Breakout Room Chat: "Workshop Ideas"
Hi all! After the Jan 27, 2016 Community Call some friendly folks shared their ideas and experiences in the Breakout Room called “Workshop Ideas”. We focused on the Workshop Set. Below is a digest of ideas shared, as taken from the chat.
Reply if you have Workshop Ideas - we’d love to see them!
It seems like my mic isn’t working too, I haven’t done any projects yet but I’m currently working on a new workshop where kids can work with their parents because littleBits is not only for kids. So do you guys have any ideas or links ?
Jude I loved the coins bank that you did Automatic Coin Bank
sorry! just getting off the phone - cool ideas so far!
Sure thank you Jude
no i havent
yes i can see it
That’s great! yes i have the workshop set
this is my first workshop set soo
can you send me some links?
woow that’s great
will this be archived. I would like to hear and see what was shown.
I think it is that I have a bad network connection
Linda This will not be archived, but I can copy and paste the chat for you.
curious what were the age groups
Lisa Orlandella joined group chat.
@jude I was saying it’s hard to do a full 8 kids w/ one facilitator
so the idea of hte parents helping is good
@dominickv our age group was 4 to 12
but most were around 6 to 9
wish I could see the workshop ideas. i’m so new to this and was looking forward to the ideas
Linda, I agree. Would love to see the space, too.
@linda the one she mentioned is littlebits.cc/projects/inchworm
hmm that was one of my concerns too - i think like you mentioned its best to have parent hands on in that age range
Yeah, that criteria of simple + <=3 bits is really ideal.
Pete - popsicle shark w/ servos
" This swimming and chomping shark is made with 3 bits! The bones are popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners and the skin is foam. I put a motion detector in-line and it keeps me out of the kitchen! If you have a hot glue gun, it will only take a few minutes to make."
the one idea that is always popular with younger kids (4 to 7) is an alarm w/ light sensor + buzzer
and then putting it in the fridge or a drawer
/Shared his screen - pics of workshops he has held, and discusses sample projects, like art bots and a live version of ping pong using two servo’s and two dimmers (slide dimmers work better for pong)./
Travis, I have a 3d printed knob adapter you might like.
yes - I’ve seen those! haven’t printed one yet
Carmen Bartolomé joined group chat.
3d printed knobs! amazing idea!
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