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Glowing Disembodied Hand (with Programmable Options!)

October 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Make a CPX Glowing Disembodied Hand with Kathy Ceceri (and MakeCode)!

No 3D printer? No problem! Make a life-like disembodied hand with nothing but masking tape, then light it up with an inexpensive string of LEDs.

You can even make it programmable with a BBC Micro:bit or Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and free, online MakeCode!

  • masking tape
  • card stock or other heavy paper
  • disposable straw, tongue depressor, or stiff paper rolled up into a straw-shaped tube
  • string of “fairy lights” (6 volts, battery powered, available at dollar stores) — Halloween themed is great!
Optional Materials– to make the lights programmable:

See the detailed project guide for a similar project here.

Watch LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the Make: Kids Youtube channel.

Get the MakeCode code here.
Find out more on how to use Adafruit Circuit Playground Express HERE.

About Kathy Ceceri

Kathy Ceceri is a STEAM enrichment educator, homeschooling coach, and the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on learning activities, at-home and in the classroom.


October 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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