I am very excited about the Inventors' Workshop I'm leading this winter with the Glebe Neighbourhood Activies Group (GNAG). The workshop will be held Winter 2014, Mondays from 4:00 – 5:15pm from Jan 6 to March 17. It's a nine-week workshop where we will be learning about some different technical tools, creating several different projects, and working on our own inventions!
The workshop starts off with exploring motors and movement, looking at different motors and how we can get our creations to "move".
In the following weeks we'll look at basic circuits and some alternative materials, like conductive paint and conductive thread, to make greeting cards and quiz games that light up using LEDs and batteries.
Then we'll take apart some consumer electronics to see what's going on inside.
We're going to explore PCB's a little more closely. We're even going to learn how to solder.
Throughout the workshop, we'll be writing down ideas in our Inventors' Notebooks. In the last couple of weeks, each student will be working on their own inventions based on the projects we have previously worked on.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Registration opens December 12.