Workshops

Current Workshop Offerings

1 – Micro:Bit & Radio Communication

Build your own interactive project and learn the basics of microcontrollers, radio communication, and electronic sensors! We’ll use the Micro:Bit microcontroller, a simple block-based programming language on the Microsoft Make Code website, and lots and lots of cardboard. Through project-based learning, you’ll leave with the skills and experience to tackle your own wild ideas at home!

If you’re asking “What’s a microcontroller?”, this workshop is perfect for you!

Ages: 9 and up

Cost: $75 per student

Currently offering at the following locations:

1. Ada’s Technical Books

Address: 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Dates: Sunday, Oct. 22nd: 2 – 4 PM

2 – Robot Mini Golf

Design and build a Brush Bot to compete in a mini golf inspired obstacle course! Use your creativity while learning and implementing the basics of circuits, electronics, and design thinking.

Length: 2 hours

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $65 per student

Currently offering at the following locations:

1. Living Computers: Museum & Labs

Please note that LCM+L subsidizes these workshops — they are $18 for non-members and $6 for LCM+L members!

Address:  2245 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Dates: These workshops occur monthly. Please check their website for dates and advance registration (highly suggested, these fill up quick!).

 

3 – Paper Circuits: Make a Light-Up Card OR Make a Mini Lamp!

Light-up cards make the world a brighter place! In this workshop, learn the basics of circuits and make a custom, light-up card for yourself or a loved one! You’ll gain practical skills and knowledge in STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Mathematics) fields through project-based learning. Plus, you’ll leave with extra materials to make another card at home or to teach a friend!

Length: 2 hrs

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $60 per student

 

1. Push/Pull Artist Collective 

Address: 5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107

Dates:

 

4 – Design Thinking: Biomimicry

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Nature inspires countless human innovations, from airplane wings to Velcro to camera lenses. Discover how to recognize, observe, and analyze natural processes and systems to solve fundamental design and engineering challenges. Apply the designing thinking process and use biomimcry techniques to learn and utilize the design thinking process to invent and build a game that incorporates natural materials!

Our Design Thinking workshops cover the fundamentals of design: how to identify a problem and an appropriate solution, how to kickstart innovation and creativity, and how to iterate through your prototyping process to hone in your desired product.

Length: 90-min

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $60 per student

5 – Take-Apart Tinkering

Work with tools and discover the many little electrical components that make up our everyday items. Take apart that old, dusty telephone, learn how to distinguish capacitors from resistors, and keep all the pieces you want! From the wreckage, we’ll harvest wires, circuit boards, and buttons to create our own up-cycled creations—and learn where to recycle the rest without harming others or our environment.

This 2-hour exploratory workshop is design for kids and teens, adults always welcome!

Length: 120-min

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $50 per student


Other Events

Reoccurring Drop-In Activities:

  • Office Hours at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs
    • Thursdays from 3 – 5 PM.


Contact us to set up a workshop!