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  • InkLabs

    This January I co-taught one of the InkLab workshops that were coordinated by Zarah Ash-Harper at the Pervasive Media Studio. The aim of the workshop was to encourage artists and creative people…

  • Playable City Tokyo

    About a month ago I received an email from one of my favorite organizations (the Pervasive Media Studio), who were inviting me to apply to be part of a Playable City creative…

  • e-stitches Bristol

    Annie Lywood (e-textile maker extraordinaire) has started a Bristol based e-stitches group (based on the London group of the same name. We meet every few weeks to make anything related to e-textiles…

  • Hacking for girls!

    I got home the other day and found this *wonderful* book on my doorstep. It is a Digital DIY book for girls, called Hack’s Selbst!, edited by Chris K√∂ver It is full…

  • NuVu @Cambridge

    In October I was invited to the other Cambridge in MASSACHUSETTS. I grew up in Cambridge ENGLAND and it has been a life long dream to go to the other famous Cambridge…

  • eTextile Summer Camp

    A few weeks back I arrived safely home from what was an inspiring, fascinating thought provoking, and utterly delicious eTexiles Summer Camp. The camp was geared around eTextiles and soft-circuitry, and is…

  • Paper Switches

    Series of paper switches I designed for the second part of the e-luminated paper circuits workshop at SFCB. I used the Silhouette to pre-cut paper samples that students could use in the…

  • Interactive Accessories

    A few weeks ago I worked on a project with NuVu, a design school in Boston that is geared around multidisciplinary and collaborative projects. I was working with students in the “Interactive…

  • e-luminated books part 2

    This weekend we ran part 2 of the e-luminated books workshop at San Francisco Center for the book. This part was focused on interactivity -embedding sensors and switches into books, as wells…

  • Back from Bhutan

    So I’ll have to admit it is actually going on 2 whole months since I arrived back from Bhutan, but I had such an inspiring time that I had to share the…

  • All *new* bingo design

    Update: we’ve remade the Arduino Error Bingo. Doesn’t it look fab? I made a few design changes that make it easier to use and more like the Arduino IDE, and also made…

  • Arduino Error Bingo

    Just getting round to posting about this wonderful teaching aid for programming. Arduino Error Bingo makes a game out of making errors in your code. What could be more fun than that?…

  • Student Projects

    The last 5 months have been incredibly busy for me. I have been teaching electronics and design at a high school in San Francisco. The last few weeks of the electronics class…

  • San Francisco Center for the Book

    We held our second e-luminated book workshop at the SFCB this weekend. It was a really lovely and creative group -they experimented with light and switches and made some really beautiful tunnel…

  • Making lights blink with Pa

    This weekend my dad came to visit.* Apart from doing very nice things, like a cycle ride across a big red bridge, we had fun playing with electronics. It went something a…

  • Speakers

    I’ve been playing around with making speakers. Here are a few. I started teaching at Lick Wilmerding High School a month ago. On one of the courses we are making an amp,…

  • E-Luminated Books @ SFCB

    I taught a workshop in lighting books with LEDs last week at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Here are some pictures of the amazing creations participants made. We will be…

  • Calm before the storm at the Lighthouse

    As I mentioned earlier I am teaching on the Summer Maker Camp at Lighthouse Community Charter School, in Oakland CA. The first 2 weeks of my teaching job at Lighthouse are dedicated…

  • Maker Ed Maker Corps

    Maker Ed is a non-profit based in the Bay Area. They are a sister company of Maker Media (Make Magazine, Maker Faire) and work to support making in schools. I recently applied…

  • Nexmap book hack

    I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a daylong book-hack (a boohackathon?). It was hosted by Nexmap, a San Francisco based arts-tech company who are currently developing a series…