Our festive-themed workshop at Manchester Raspberry Jam on Saturday 9th December revolved around lantern making.
The challenge was to build the project and design code to make a 'flickering candle' effect.
Fist steps were setting up the Raspberry Pi and Codebug to access the online software, and then making decisions about colour and style for the final showpiece.
For some community members, the opportunity to interact with environmental data proved an imaginative way to visualise live temperature and humidity readings, and as a catalyst for further conversations about data.
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Fab workshop this morning with @cgarside @fortyfourMu @FDNdigicreate making illuminating festive decorations ☃️🌲🎄😀 pic.twitter.com/wwAmI6YdAS— Manchester Raspberry Jam (@McrRaspJam) December 9, 2017
Great to end the week with another community event and this time with environmental data driving festive lantern lights.— FDNdigicreate (@FDNdigicreate) December 10, 2017
More ‘Internet of Curious Things’ activities with schools, teachers and groups launching in the new year. Watch this space 😀#iot #SmartCities #changemakers pic.twitter.com/lnsdlRqCBl
Interested to find out more about Manchester Raspberry Jam? Next event is Saturday 13th January.