Glow your own 2021: coding workshop 4 (2 June 2021)

On Demand (IF 2020)

40 minPWYD

Hands-on, Workshop | Computing, Technology

Glow Your Own first helped create computer-coded LED lanterns over six sessions in October and November 2020. The team have got back together to reconnect their Arduinos and develop new projects with people of all ages.


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Glow Your Own is run by IF Oxford, working with Oxford Christmas Light Festival, Arts Council England, Science and Technology Facilities Council Fusion Arts and Science Oxford.


Glow Your Own Coding Workshop 4 (2 June 2021)

This fourth revival workshop created a flashing light sequence using touch

Session 4: the team have reconnected their Arduinos and developed new projects with people of all ages. Dust off your Arduino, open Tinkercad and get coding again! In this fourth monthly GYO ‘revival’ workshop, we created a flashing light sequence controlled by touch, and thought about ideas for new projects.

Watch these two short videos for inspiration for next month’s light-up sculpture:

Sculpture inspiration: jellyfish Sculpture inspiration: grass patch


To take part in these activities, you’ll need a laptop and an Arduino starter kit, with our recommendation below:

ELEGOO UNO Project Basic Starter Kit with UNO R3 Board


Contact the IF Oxford team if you would like to be involved in future Glow Your Own projects

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