DIY: Threat or Opportunity
2010 IDSA International Conference
This is sure to be a thought provoking discussion with a different insight and perspective on the DIY movement that will challenge your perception of DIY and its relevance to you!
DIY Design: Embracing the Good with the Bad
From innovations in production techniques and materials, to copycats and retail sales, Grace will examine and evaluate both the upside and downside of the revived do-it-yourself movement in design. DIY design is both friend and foe, forcing designers to think about their creative process, material usage, sustainability and price point. From this revived interest in handmade goods, the design industry as a whole can learn ways to improve their work and counteract the growing competition from less-experienced artists and designers.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.