Does the idea of programming micro-controllers seem way out of your league? I promise you, you're wrong! Don't worry, it's good to be wrong about things you don't think you can do. Let me introduce you to the world of wearable electronics. Make an led bracelet or scarf that changes colors to match your outfit. Wire up that hoodie with some EL wire and bring TRON into the streets. Make gloves with musical notes built into the fingers when you tap them on a surface. The possibilities are endless! We'll start with a simple LED light project and then introduce you to sensors that allow your projects to interact with the environment.
You can do it! Even if you don't know anything about electronics or programming! I promise!
Since I'm trying to appeal to musicians, I recently put a vibration sensor on a pick with an led and the led lights up when my boyfriends hits a string on his bass! It's awesome and I'll link you to the video on twitter if you contact me. I can also teach you how to do that sort of thing. Your instruments will be so cyberpunk.
Are you a cosplayer looking to take your cosplay to the next level? You should contact me too!
Training & Qualifications
I've taught electronics classes at conventions and conferences, to both kids and adults. I love showing people that they can make their own magic!
Availability & Preferences
I am usually free during the day when my kids are in school. I can be available via internet around 9pm EST after the kids are in bed too, but I can't go out at that time. I can usually take appointments at just about any time with enough notice to find a sitter, but I am not usually available for last minute gigs because of the constraints of single motherhood.
I volunteer at the school all the time. I do have a mohawk, but I promise I'm not sketchy; I'm the kind of punk that writes letters to legislators and wears political tshirts, not the kind of punk that steals and vandalizes (although I have been known to put wiggle eyes on things). I am happy to meet in public spaces.