How To Run an EL Wire Class/Workshop #backtoschool
Last weekend I taught an EL wire class at The Madagascar Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In true Adafruit fashion, I’ve created a guide to running your own EL class or workshop at your local hackerspace, makerspace, school, or club! Head over to the Adafruit Learning System to find out my tips and tricks for instruction as well as a full list of supplemental materials you should pick up for your students. Madagascar Institute has a great model for classes – the instructor and the venue split the class fee equally, and they use Eventbrite for class signups. Classes can be a perfect way to raise rent for your space while finding new members! I’ll be teaching another EL wire class on Sunday, August 26th.
You might have caught my class on the Adafruit Show-and-Tell!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.