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Hack My House Workshop

June 26, 2013
Time Required: 1-3 Hours

Purpose:
During this workshop held at San Francisco Maker Faire, participants used pre-designed templates, craft materials, and littleBits to create different buildings. The purpose of this workshop was to integrate electronics in common objects. 

What is learned: 
Electric circuits, motion, light, structural design

Workshop type:
Explore

Age Range: 
8-14

Facilitators:
2-4 individuals trained in workshop facilitation

Materials:
Craft materials and tools
Pre-designed templates for objects to be built
Design and fabrication tools (3D printers, laser cutters, and other machinery) are useful if you have access to them

Find out more about this workshop: 
http://littlebits.cc/littlebits-littlebits-hack-my-house-workshop-at-maker-faire-bay-area-2012

Related Projects:
Snowball Party - http://littlebits.com/projects/snowball-party

Duration: 1 hour

Lesson Guide

STEP 1 : Learn About the Bits

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A demonstration of littleBits (15min)

STEP 2 : Brainstorm

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A general brainstorming phase (15 min)

STEP 3 : Design

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An interaction design phase (30 min)

STEP 4 : Build

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A construction and prototyping phase (30 min)

STEP 5 : Share

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A general presentation/discussion session (30 min)