[Canceled] Soft Circuits Workshop

[Canceled] Soft Circuits Workshop

Out of concern for the health and safety of our local communities and employees, this event has been canceled.

Refunds will be issued automatically to all ticket purchasers within the next 5-7 business days.

 

The Gray Area Soft Circuits Workshop focuses on ways to bring crafts into digital learning spaces. Beyond the value of crafts as creative practice and art they provide a respite from the tyranny of the screen, in a world where we primarily engage with computers to learn/make. From soft circuits and paper switches to pen and paper drawing we will examine the ways you can work with your hands to combine electricity, interactivity, light and imagination. 

We will use paper to draw our own circuits and then use conductive tape and Leds (both sticker form and regular) to create various types of circuits. We will also learn about making a simple switch and then invent our own using the possibilities of paper engineering and imagination.

Kids 7+ are encouraged to join and enjoy discounted enrollment.

Course Logistics

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2022 

Time: 10AM-11:30AM PT

Location: Gray Area / Grand Theater
The course will take place within the immersive art exhibit Nocturne X.

Cost:
Adult / Ages 13+: $40
Adult & Child package (7 – 12 years old): $60 
The workshop ticket includes admission to Nocturne X.
We also offer Diversity Scholarships. Apply here.

Experience Level: 
All levels are welcome!

Requirements: 
None. All course materials will be provided to the attendees.
Feel free to bring crafts materials, clothing items, or fun paper; anything that you’d like to hack!

Workshop Outline

  • Introductions
  • The history of wearable technology
  • What is a Circuit? 
    1. Series Circuits
    2. Parallel Circuits
    3. Switches and the affordances of paper
  •  Make it Glow! 
    1. Independent Practice
  • Share out our creations

Educational / Experiential Goals

The entire workshop will have a materials focus so that the participants can explore the possibilities and engage with them directly. 

  • Participants will learn approaches to using materials based crafts. 
  • Participants will have fun learning about electricity and examine the ways you can work with your hands to combine electricity, interactivity, light and imagination.
  • Participants will create unique paper designs that incorporate circuits and LEDs.

Instructor(s)

Electronics Wiring Lead at Numina.
Design Engineer, Installer, Developer and Maker-of-things with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Problem solving, Operating complex machinery, Scientific Presentation, Analytical Skills, Communication, Arduino, and Product Design. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy of Science and Physics from University of San Francisco.