Family Maker Day Kit Design

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Learning, Team Blinky
Family Maker Day Kit Design

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Family Maker Day at WNYC’s Greene Space

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Circuits, Learning, Team Blinky
Family Maker Day at WNYC’s Greene Space

A family that makes together has more fun together. On Saturday, April 25, Team Blinky hosted its first Family Maker Day in the Greene Space with Note to Self, formerly New Tech City. The event was a huge success! We had over 70 kids and adults in attendance, working together to make simple circuits out […]

#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Craft
#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

The lovely folks over at littleBits asked me to create a project spotlighting the new Makey Makey bit. Designing a wearable instrument was the obvious choice. Here’s the full project write up! Compose and choreograph at the same time! Using conductive fabric, conductive thread, the synth kit and the Makey Makey bit, this wearable instrument […]

Simone Says Interface

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
Simone Says Interface

A game for the body. More description soon!

#MakeEveryWeek : Redstone Circuits in Minecraft

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Games
#MakeEveryWeek : Redstone Circuits in Minecraft

Did you know that among all the other amazing things you can do in Minecraft, you can also build CIRCUITS!? They’re called redstone circuits. Using redstone components, you can build working circuits that power light and motion blocks. They contain a power source (a redstone block or torch), a way to move or transmit that […]

POV Fan Prototype 2

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype 2

Turns out that the sewable Lilypad LEDs are *terrible* for persistence of vision. More to come soon!

POV Fan Prototype 1

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype 1

Victorian ladies discretely communicated with pursuers through their handfan. This fan uses embedded LEDs to send written messages using persistence of vision, with angle and speed determining the message.

Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Handmade Christmas ornaments often have stories locked inside them, nostalgic promises of memories and modes of being that resurface each year. For me, a combination of kitsch and handcraft formed a powerful imprisoning mechanism. No key could stop the sentimental here. In this series of ornaments, i wanted to play with this intersection by including […]

Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Do not buy those touch sensitive gloves! They’re way expensive to buy, but cheap and easy to make yourself. Here’s a tutorial from Family Circuit, the web series from yours truly. These gloves work because they extended the conductivity, or capacitance, of your skin to the screen so it’s just like your finger is touching […]

Family Circuit Debuts!

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
Family Circuit Debuts!

Check out the video here!! Totally at the end of a long day but still happy with it 🙂 //This is me pwuu ppweuu-ing. Cause I can control electricity. BOOM.