Lawrence Hall of Science - Student & Family Programs
The Student & Family Programs Department wanted to attract more teens and families to enroll in paid classes and workshops, and offer more experiences that used modern Maker technologies.
The TechHive created a series of TechTorials - 2-hour hands-on workshops using Maker technologies for older kids and families. The first was a 2-hour LEDer Sign TechTorial where visitors soldered LEDs, wires, resistors and a power source to create their own light up letter to take home and share.
The families were inspired to wire their own electronics project because they learned a fundamental maker skill: soldering. Visitors were exposed to basic electrical concepts like series and parallel circuits. All projects contained both types of circuits.