LED Costumes 2019

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LED Costumes 2019

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Minnetronix, Inc. 1645 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108

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Do you have kids ( all ages welcome, but typically ages 8 and up grasp the concepts the most ) that would like to get "hands-on" learning programming and building fun and exciting projects with lights. Join the LED Costumes event going on during IoTHackDay!

Kids (and parents/caregivers)... come to Minnetronix during IoTHackday and learn how to create your own glowing costumes! We will have sample materials to create LED glowing costumes that you can program with a low-cost Arduino computer. Prior students have created hats, necklaces, bracelets, tie clips or belts that they can program with various colors and patterns. Anyone can attend and learn how to make these colorful costumes and program the lights... however we encourage anyone that comes to program the costume accessory to do the following:

  • Bring your own laptop to program the devices
  • Bring some ideas of costume accessories that you would like to create
  • Although we will have jump drives will the Arduino software on it, we also encourage you to download the Arduino software before you come to the session
  • Feel free to get familiar with our "Moving Rainbow" sample programs

For each person participating, we will supply you and you will be able to take home:

  • one Arduino Nano
  • one USB cable
  • one 12 pixel-addressable RGB LED strip (based on WS-2812B)
  • one 400-tie breadboard
  • one on-off switch
  • one mode switch to change the color pattern
  • jumper wires
  • battery pack that holds 3 AA batteries to power the lights

At the end of the day we hope to have a small costume contest with awards for the most creative costumes. Our focus is on getting kids interested in programming but all ages are invited to participate.

At 2:00 we will have the kids show to the attendees what they have built! Lunch and dinner (if you wish to stay) are included during the day for you and your child. NOTE: You are free to stay and participate and only need to purchase 1 ticket between you and your child. Register today as space is limited. We will sell out again this year!