Glow Your Own LED switch-on 2021

On Demand (IF 2021)

3 days PWYD

Glow Your Own is a project for creating new light installations by bringing together technology and creative arts.

Circuit of Life was a free interactive installation where, with a QR code, people were able to control a light show that was developed with youth from the Leys CDI summer club, participants in the Glow Your Own coding club and artist Cj — Carise AleJandro.

See 👾 Circuit of Life ♥️ on Instagram

Young people and families across Oxford and the UK built small LED lanterns that flash in sequences and colours controlled by computer code developed during a 6-week free course.

Watch a video of the installation in Blackbird Leys

Sat 19—Sun 21 November

One of several projects across Oxford for the Oxford Christmas Lights Festival


Glow Your Own is a workshop series where you’ll learn how to use computer coding and sensors in a circuit to control LEDs and motors using Arduinos and Tinkercad, combining art and engineering. The six sessions with worksheets are all available on-demand at

Start your Glow Your Own project  

From IF Oxford and supported by Oxford City Council, STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science Oxford, Leys CDI and Fusion Arts

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