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Queer Social Footscray: Electronics & Light-up Cards with Jess

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Who's the light of your life? Your queen bee? The apple of your eye? Express yourself and say it all with a handmade light-up greetings card!

Reconnect with your science brain learn to make a greetings card that's extra special and memorable with a light-up effect!

This beginner class will introduce you to circuits and switches, which you can utilise to create your own unique light-up designs.

You will be led step-by-step through all the processes, and depending how confident you feel you can create simple light designs or ones that require a bit more intricacy - set your own goals!

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.

What will we cover?

Starting with a brief explanation of how circuits work using an energy stick, in this fun, hands on workshop you will learn how to make a gorgeous light up design using Chibitronics.

This beginner class will cover:

  • How electricity flows through a circuit
  • How to create a circuit with a switch
  • How to integrate your circuit with a design
  • Making a basic card to understand the process
  • Troubleshooting
  • Making a fully designed and decorated card
  • Finishing touches
  • How to apply these techniques to other designs!

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
    • All Gender Bathrooms
    • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
    • Free Tix for First Nations

    Who will be teaching? 

    Jess Wilson (Dubblu) is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator and muralist based in Footscray. Her work focuses on immersive experiences, employing a variety of techniques from audio, animation and sensory.

    If she can convince her audience to climb into a pipe or crawl on the ground she considers it to be a success. She is the Creative Designer for Science Play Kids, as well as a workshop facilitator to make science and art accessible for all.

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