Class Meeting Dates and Times
This class will meet live September 15, 22, 29 and October 2, 2022 on Thursdays at 4pm Eastern Time / 3pm Central Time / 2pm Mountain Time / 1pm Pacific Time
These are the materials you need to make one of each project (all four weeks). Individual lists for each week will be available on the Teachables page. Have your supplies for that week ready at the start of class to work along with the live workshop. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
Electronics and Special Materials:
- 9 LEDs with wire leads (minimum needed to make all three projects, per person)
- 4 coin batteries such as 3-volt CR2032 coin batteries (one per project)
- 1/4-inch wide conductive tape -- copper or nylon fabric tape with conductive glue, or cut a strip of aluminum foil duct tape from the heating aisle of hardware stores
- 3 binder clips, 3/4-inch size (to hold batteries on)
- 1 piece of heavy black paper, 3 inches square
- 2 pieces, also 3 inches square, of reflective film
- LED with wire leads
mini vibrating disc motor with ends stripped
insulated wire, about one foot long, with the ends stripped
3 volt coin battery (such as CR2032)
- metal tweezers (look in the dollar store, or make your own by bending a thin strip of cardboard in half and cover with foil)
- aluminum foil (regular kitchen foil is fine)
Other options: The Make: Origami Paper Circuits Kit contains all the electronics and special materials — except for the wire and the tweezers — that you need.
Need last-minute supplies? LEDs can be salvaged from light strands, tea lights, or old toys or devices. You may be able to find a small vibrating motor in an old disposable toothbrush or pager. My tutorial will show you how: https://www.kathyceceri.com/dollar-store-electronics
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Crafts supplies and recycled materials:
- for the origami projects: regular copy paper (you may print out the templates if you wish to help with cutting and folding)
- for the light-up creature, cardstock or construction paper is recommended
- for the buzzing game board: thin, smooth-sided cardboard box (such as a small or medium-sized cereal or cracker box) and heavy paper, such as construction paper or cardstock
- pen or pencil
- tape (any household tape)
- markers for decorating
- something to make game pieces: scrap cardboard, clay, beads, buttons, etc
To strip a wire: Use a wire stripper tool like this to cut through the plastic insulation. Start about 1/2 inch from the end, and pull the tube of insulation off, leaving the metal wire inside. If you don’t have the tool, carefully pinch all the way around the insulation with regular scissors or small nail clippers. Bend the wire back and forth until the insulation separates and you can slide it off the end.
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Live sessions work best with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free).