We think of machines, particularly robots, as being things which are hard and made from metal, wires, buttons and circuit boards. With the rise of e-textiles and wearables what about robots which are soft? There is already much research around robots as being comforting for lonely people - it would be even better if we could hug them surely?
The workshop will teach young people and their families how to make a simple 2D soft circuit (e-textile) robot out of felt, designed and sewn by them. As well as thinking about toy design we will go through the process of sewing a simple circuit - this time incorporating two LEDs into the object to represent eyes, making a parallel circuit.
Who is this workshop for?
Families and young people interested in textiles, computing, robotics, and electronics.
Children aged 8+ can be dropped off, younger children are welcome to come and make with a parent.
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