ic Handbag Project

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Workshop Checklists

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We wrote this to try to minimise planning disasters on our part. If you are running a workshop it might be useful to you too.

Workshop 1 Checklist. Electronic Handbag Project - Basic Skills

For a workshop with up to 15 students
Trolley to carry all of the following:

15 x Kits for students:
Each kit contains:
- A Gemma (pre-programmed with starter pattern)
- Three NeoPixels
- Nine crocodile clips (3 x 3 colours ideally)
- Coin Cell Battery Holder
- Two coin cell batteries
- USB A to mini B cable (can be shared)

and, optional but useful:
- shared powered USB hubs (can provide power while testing)

and shared resources, not all working on this at one time:
- 10 on/off switches for Worksheet 4

Kit for sewing :

Only need kits for sewing if there is more than 1 hour available, though useful to take one to show in any case

- Conductive thread (can be shared)
-
Sewable snaps (three per person)
- Needles (one per person)
- Pincushions to safely house needles
- Scissors (one per four)
- Ordinary thread (one spool between four)
- Rectangles of material for sewing exercise

Worksheets:
1. Connect NeoPixels with Gemma (pdf)
2. Change the Gemma code using Arduino software (pdf)
3. Sew NeoPixel LEDs and Gemma (pdf)
4. Gemma with one switch and a NeoPixel (pdf)
5. Hexadecimal Colours Information Sheet

AND
Paper and pens for students to do activities on

8+ PCs/Laptops preconfigured to work with Gemma:
Ideally one per student. It is vitally important to test these in advance. We see lots of last minute installs that do not work! You can share between students at a max one PC per 2 students..

1. Gemmified Arduino code, drivers etc loaded already
AND
2. The master code for Worksheets 2 and 4 on each PC
AND
3. Projector (though not vital as can be done just using worksheets)
Slides on a USB stick
AND
4. Power extension leads

Kits for sale
Needed in public workshops where some may wish to take a kit home.
Demo Material
1. Electronic Handbags and other complete projects, ready to show.

For person running workshop:
1. Map/postcode of venue, timings, contact numbers
2. Personal stuff (reading glasses etc)
3. Camera if appropriate to capture workshop
4. Proof of DBS check if required