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Build a Smart Mood Light

  • Bright Box Makerspace 18 Exchange Street Sheffield UK (map)

Build a Smart Mood Light.

Want to build a tech project but don't know where to start? This introduction to using a Raspberry Pi computer is for you!

About this Event
We will be building the Pimoroni Mood Light kit, which is a beautifully modern light that'll look great on your bedside table, bookcase, or desk, and it's internet-connected!
You will be able to take home your completed mood light, and printed materials used in the workshop. Mood Light uses controllable lights, called a Unicorn pHAT board, giving you a rainbow full of colour possibilities.

The built-in wireless LAN on the Pi Zero W (yes, you get an actual computer to take home with this project!) opens up a wealth of opportunities: connect it to your Twitter feed and track the mood of your recent tweets, or fade through the sunset and sunrise colours in real time.

Extra kits and other add-ons will be available to purchase but there is no obligation to do so, and you do not need them to complete this project.

When is the workshop?

Saturday June 22nd, 10.00am - 1.00pm OR 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Who can attend?

No prior experience is necessary for the workshop, we want you to try something new!

This event is aimed at anyone with the attention span to build a physical project and to code the lights using Python (a programming language used widely at GCSE and above). You do not have to have ANY coding knowledge and will be guided throughout. It is not suitable for under 14's.

If you have any visual impairment, enlarged screen text and handouts are available if booked a week in advance of the workshop. Please let us know of any colour/contrast preference.

What should I bring?

Just yourselves! There will be light refreshments provided but if you'd like to bring some snacks along too, feel free.

How can I contact the organiser?

If you have any questions or would like more information, email our team -

Why do we charge?

The fee you pay for the workshop covers some of the cost for the materials, Brightbox staff, room hire, equipment hire and insurance. Part of your fee goes towards providing a workshop for a child living in a disadvantaged community.

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