TechHive Interns were given a challenge of making a low-cost portable sign for the TechHive studio that could help raise the visibility of the space.
Using LEDs, soldering, circuit planning, and cardboard, TechHive staff engaged teens creating the TechHive sign, powered by Arduino. Large letters in a Chicago-style Marquee lettering flash in different sequences.
The portable sign proudly hangs in the TechHive studio and lights up the space when the TechHive is hosting special public events, classes, and drop-in programs.
The techniques used in making the sign were also turned into paid visitor workshops that teach soldering, introductory circuitry, and cardboard prototyping. TechHive interns help run the workshops based on their learned experiences making the sign.