At the Golden Gate Library, families got together with us to experiment with leather-working skills, creating personalized bracelets.
Folk could choose from precut bracelets or leather scraps they cut themselves. We brought a wide range of stamps, paints, and hardware that each person used to individualize their very own wearable work of art.
We had a blast making light-up holiday and birthday cards with families at the Golden Gate Branch Library. Each person started by designing their very own circuit with 1 to 4 LED lights, a battery, and a switch. Pushing the switch lit up the card!
Some folk crafted their own pictures, while others added lights to art paper. Either way, each person brought their own spark to the experience.
We celebrated pride with some Oakland love at the Golden Gate Library!
We brought laser-cut Oakland trees and alcohol ink. Families brought their creativity and spark. Together, we made lots of rainbow-colored, Oakland-themed earrings and key rings. A wonderful way to show our Oakland Pride!
Bristle Bots are adorable critters made of googly eyes on a bristle-brush body that wiggle and dance their way across any smooth surface. Through a basic motor, these little guys vibrate their bristles and move!
Families joined us at the Golden Gate Library to make their very own Bristle Bot pets. We built the bodies using toothbrushes, hand saws, hot glue, soldering irons, and sandpaper, then each person decorated their dancing pet to give it its own unique personality. Then, participants got to race their bots against each other!
We came together with families to create light-up decorations with LEDs at the Golden Gate Library!
With the clever use of mirrors and lighting inside a frame, participants were able to make their own art display. With infinite possibilities to choose from, folks created various patterns and colors that were wonderful to look at!
At the Golden Gate Library, we got together with folks to make programmable LED costume props.
We had a variety of laser-cut kits for folks to choose from, including cuff bracelets, tiaras, and more. Folks then sewed conductive thread, microcontrollers, and LEDs to create and customize their programmable costume prop. This project is geared toward makers 14 and up.