The Art of Tinkering at #LeedsDigi18

We joined up with Leeds Libraries and ODI Leeds to offer this 'Art of Tinkering' drop-in-drop-out session during the Leeds Digital Festival.

The event was aimed at creative and curious adults with an interest in exploring digital projects and learning more about supportive networks in the city. A chance to try out a range of digital challenges, get hands-on with new technologies and consider more ideas to inspire a new project at home.

the art of tinkering sign with women in tech books in the background

Activities included getting started with Raspberry Pi, discovering the Wonders of Wearables, hands-on mischief with capacitive touch and solving real world problems by adding smart sensors and cameras. Each project also had an element of fun attached with a creative twist.

collage of paper flowers with LEDs added to visualise environmental data

Using creative means to visualise environmental data led us to tinkering opportunities with this 'digital peonies' project, a take from another activity focused on improving air quality.

capacitive project in the foreground

Always a pleasure to share the Bare Conductive story and inspire more projects through capacitive touch. We've got a Harry Potter feeling about a next collaboration in the city!

foundation roller banner with presentation showing women in tech quotes

So what's next for The Art of Tinkering in Leeds?

Well feedback from the event points towards a demand for a programme of digital making activities for adults. Watch this space : )

'Totally loved it - fab for a total beginner'

'Fantastic event'

Really interesting to try all the different equipment!

'I'd love some workshops with targeted stuff to make or build'