Workshop Ideas! 😄

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!

@rosierjay, @macinspires, @pwhill, @elkahi_sabine, @dominickv

sara mansour
11:48 AM
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 ?
11:49 AM
elkahi_sabine
Jude I loved the coins bank that you did :slight_smile: Automatic Coin Bank

MacInspires Greenwich
11:51 AM
sorry! just getting off the phone - cool ideas so far!
sara mansour
11:52 AM
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

Linda Downs
11:56 AM
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
Jude Brisson
11:57 AM
Linda This will not be archived, but I can copy and paste the chat for you.
Linda Downs
11:57 AM
Thank you.
DominickV
11:58 AM
curious what were the age groups
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Bo Bergstrom
11:58 AM
@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
Linda Downs
11:58 AM
wish I could see the workshop ideas. i’m so new to this and was looking forward to the ideas

Lisa Orlandella
11:59 AM
Linda, I agree. Would love to see the space, too.
Bo Bergstrom
11:59 AM
@linda the one she mentioned is littlebits.cc/projects/inchworm

dominick vanacore
11:59 AM
hmm that was one of my concerns too - i think like you mentioned its best to have parent hands on in that age range
Bo Bergstrom
12:00 PM
Yeah, that criteria of simple + <=3 bits is really ideal.

Jude Brisson
12:00 PM
Pete - popsicle shark w/ servos

http://littlebits.cc/projects/littlebits-shark


" 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."

12:02 PM
http://littlebits.cc/projects/colored-shadows-art
Can make 2-4 with the workshop set (4 if you use the red light from power bit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1evkbu6Gd8

Bo Bergstrom
12:02 PM
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
http://littlebits.cc/projects/shoe-box-alert

MacInspires Greenwich
12:07 PM
/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)./
Jude Brisson
12:08 PM
Travis, I have a 3d printed knob adapter you might like.


MacInspires Greenwich
12:08 PM
yes - I’ve seen those! haven’t printed one yet
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Vida Nazir
12:09 PM
3d printed knobs! amazing idea!

Art Bots by littleBits

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Hey! sorry for the delay!
Here’s some examples from two of our classes! G&G Remix and Drawing Robots!