We are working on some other items including:
Hands-on Arduino Workshop
This would run about two hours and would require wi-fi access. There would be a fee involved or participants would need to bring their own materials (we can provide a list). Participants will need a laptop capable of running the Arduino IDE. (Mac, PC, or one of several Linux "flavors.") Julie would be doing this in tandem with her husband, Paul. Wi-Fi access would be necessary. (2 hours)
Introduction to Circuit Playground
- Circuit Playground is an exciting platform for learning Arduino programming and basics of using lights and sensors. The Circuit Playground includes Neopixles (for lighting) and a number of sensors. All this for $25 or less! As in the above, the workshop would require a fee or have the participants supply their own materials and a laptop. Wi-fi access would be necessary. (2 hours)
A Field Guide to Hats
- This presentation is aimed at costumers and writers, but anyone can attend and enjoy. This is an overview of the various types and styles of headwear, with an emphasis on historical pieces. This will be heavy on PowerPoint, because of the sheer number of hats, but there will be some on display as well. (1 hour)
Conrunners! As we start to get social again, you might want to consider some programming to help foster a sense of commuinity among your costuming and maker attendees. An easy item to add to programming is an open time to meet and just "play." For a stitching event, simply ask people to show up with their hand or needlework. You may also want to have a sewing machine or two available. This can easily be adapted to coding and crafting, and is suitable for a variety of ages. This might make a good evening program for people who aren't keen on "traditional" room parties. Partner with a local costuming group or makerspace to run the event if you wish. It's a good opportunity for people to share ideas, and for a sponsoring organization to recruit new members. All you need to provide is the space.