Explore the basic principles of circuit design by creating papercraft artworks.
In this workshop, you’ll get creative with some basic crafting materials – sticky copper tape, LEDs, resistors and batteries. Our emphasis throughout will lean towards the artistic; the ways in which you can use these materials to produce creative artefacts. But along the way, you’ll understand a bit more about how circuits work, and the basic principles of electronic design.
We’ll explore how ‘digital’ mechanisms can be ‘hacked’ through analogue medium – for instance, how the techniques used in pop-up constructions can fabricate things like switches. I’ll leave you with a challenge to put your learning into practice; to create your own artistic application of the principles and share it via social media (and earn an additional 5 Rise Points).
Participants in this workshop may also want to complete the Physical Computing intensive, and to develop more sophisticated understanding of hacking a microprocessor into your designs.