Wednesday, 20 January 2016
We spent a chunk of time today working on our lamps. Above is a floor lamp design that incorporates all sorts of childhood memories. Below, another student’s lamp made from an old miniature skateboard:
Below, a student works on her lamp’s base.
In the last part of the day, we began the Alien Projector Project. I worked with half of the class on soldering the LED, resistor, switch, and a battery holder, which looked like this:
Side note: if you’re teaching a maker class, buy twice as many batteries as you think you’ll need. 9V and 2032 coin cells are fast becoming the biggest expense for our course.