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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
-- George Bernard Shaw


Soldering and ELWire: SmArt Workshop at the Mindshare Lounge / LIB 2013

Mindshare LA

Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
2 Hour Class & Supplies
You must ALREADY have a Lightning in a Bottle ticket. Each SmArt Series Workshop is limited to 20 students.
20 Tickets Ended $45.00 $2.12

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Event Details

The Inaugural Mindshare Lounge & SmArt Workshop Series
debuts next week at Lightning in a Bottle 2013!

  Thursday, July 11th - Monday July 15th
Lake Skinner, Temecula, CA
Music, Art, Talks, Workshops & More! 
  LIB TICKETS: $80 (Day) - $195 (Full)
SmArt WORKSHOPS$30-$60
Visit LIB's website for more information:


Lightning in a Bottle is a celebration of Art, Sustainability, Music, Performance, and Life Itself. LIB attracts musical talent & renowned artists from around the world as well as providing a forum for dozens of speakers and workshops. LIB is dedicated to the environment and sustainability and has won the Outstanding Greener Festival Award, 3-years in a row! This year LIB invited Mindshare to create its own space! So join us for a weekend of warm sunshine, creative characters and stellar performances!

.Soldering and ELWire Workshop Details:




EL Wire Basics for Beginners
AC Power
Other Critical Parts
Sewing Basics
Good Use of Piano Wire!


EL Wire
Heat Shrink
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Guns
Wire Strippers
Sewing Supplies




Our instructor Matt Pinner is a professional Software Engineer, an ingenious DIY maker, and has been playing with EL-Wire in costumes for 7 years and learned from the best. (Many of his earliest pieces are still functional to this day!) He's one of the founding members of Crashspace, and a pillar of the maker movement. Matt specializes in wearable electronics and experiments with light. Checkout his LED Dinosaur Jacket, Motion-Reactive LED Disco Ball, and Light-Up FlipBooKIT.




The SmArt Workshops Series:where Science Meets Art™ at the Mindshare Lounge at LIB 2013


FRIDAY 12th, 4-6pm / $30
Electricity and eTextiles
  SATURDAY 13th, 4-6pm / $45
Soldering and ELWire
  SUNDAY 14th, 4-6pm / $70
Arduino & LED Strips

eTextiles can be an ultra simple way for beginners to explore the world of wearable electronics, especially geared toward the beginner. No computer is required to change lighting effects while you are on the go! Bring an article of clothing and learn a little about electricity and conductive materials while we sewing twinkling leds.
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EL wire is simple in concept, but to master it requires a fine level of finesse. Following a brief talk on how Electroluminescent Wire actually works, attendees will get hands-on experience to learn tips, tricks, and techniques to ensure a durable and safe result for clothing and other projects and walk away with something fun to wear!
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Arduinos can control LEDs, sights, sounds, and movement - all in a portable form factor. The hardware and software are easy enough for a novice to pick up quickly. Join us for an afternoon and come away with a strand of battery powered LEDs programmed, by you, to your desired colors and patterns for use on your body, bike, and latest art installation.
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The Mindshare Lounge at Lightning in a Bottle 2013


Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Mindshare LA

Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather hundreds of Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our most popular salon-style events include short eclectic presentations, live music and interactive installations. Since 2006, Mindshare has hosted over 150 events and become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city. 

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