build your own lightsaber!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
when: december 2, 5:45-7:30
who: ages 8+ (or younger, with an enthusiastic parent)
The final step in any Jedi's training -- building her or his own lightsaber. Learn the basics of electronics and some simple tool use by wiring together LEDs or using electroluminsecent wire to a switch and putting the whole thing inside of a sword-like body of plastic tubes. Great fun, a great toy, and a great project!
The suggested donation for the workshop is $30, largely for supplies. All of the events, classes, and workshops hosted and run by the Parts and Crafts Collective are free, or operate on a sliding-scale. Donations greater than the suggested amount are deeply appreciated and help us create our projects and run our programs and allow us to work with people who could not otherwise afford to come to our events. No one will be turned away based on their lack of ability to pay.
This event is being held at Bug Labs in Manhattan. Bug Labs designs an open-source hardware development platform and runs a small, open, community workspace called the 'test kitchen'. Good maker-citizens that they are, they've offered us the use of their space to teach the next generation.
Will Macfarlane co-founded Camp Kaleidoscope and founded the Parts and Crafts Collective. He's taught hands-on science, technology, and engineering to students of all ages, elementary to graduate school, as well as to artists and designers. Apart from teaching, he also writes software for MOS architects, a small, experimental, architecture firm.