Great news, Edward!
Who is the audience of the workshop?
Are you trying to convince administrators, or give ideas to tech people?
This will determine how "hands on" hands on is...
Do you have a 3D printer? A demo would make sense -- 3D printing is on its
way to mainstream, but still impressive and unusual (even unthinkable!) to
What about a LilyPad project?
Perhaps there's a small grant available for purchasing reusable electronics?
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Edward Iglesias
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> Hello All,
> I have the unlikely distinction of getting to offer a 1 day workshop on
> Makerspaces in libraries. I have a general idea of how it's going to go
> --morning theory afternoon hands on -- but am a little overwhelmed by the
> possibilities. My first thought was to show them how to use a Raspberry Pi
> but that would require them all to buy a Raspberry Pi. I am open to
> suggestions on what would be worth learning that is hands on and preferably
> cheap for a group of around 20. What would you teach/learn in an afternoon
> given the chance?
> Edward Iglesias