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.

    Note, the cost is $20, but if you attend you will receive a 50% refund and your child will take their kit home! We will have the kids show off at 4:00PM to the others attending what they have built! Lunch and dinner included during the day for you and your child. Register today as space is limited. We will sell out again this year!

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