Meet The Maker: Valentina Chinnici, #MakerEd Superhero

The Mind Behind the Interactive T-Shirt Workshop

February 4, 2015

Valentina Chinnici
@sorciererouge

 

valentina

 

I am based in London

My maker superpower is developing maker activities for children, because creative education is a powerful resource to build a better future for next generation of learners.

I am inspired by the world that surrounds me! You can find inspiration everywhere: from nature to a child, from technology to design. The rule is BE INQUIRING!

The most exciting project I have worked on is the interactive t-shirt. It was amazing to see children’s creativity at work. Despite the same concept, each t-shirt was different from the other. It was the most exciting experience I’ve ever had.

I’ve littleBits to make lesson plans for schools.

In the process I learned that it’s important to help children express their inner world. As Montessori said children should have the freedom to choose and express themselves and the motto is: “Let me do it myself”.

My dream bit is a Neopixel strip bit, because it’s bright, it’s colourful, in other words it’s simply awesome!

 

Check out Valentina’s Community Hall of Fame project: The Interactive T-Shirt: