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Tiny Tech and Near Field Nails

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

Tiny tech, wireless power and data transfer, and a really awesome manicure. Come and learn about using your digits for digital!

Come and hear local maker and educator, Tanya Fish, explain how the quest for a decent manicure led to adventures in near field communications, biohacking, and some really tiny tech. The talk is followed by a workshop on how to use NFC in projects and exhibits for digital interactivity, and includes tech to take home. In the workshop you will make a working receiver coil, a wearable interactive piece, and a memory tote - all of which you get to take home after the workshop.

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

This event is aimed at adults (18+). Content is PG but the workshop involves Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), exposure to UV light, and small parts which are easily damaged.

However, if you would like to bring along someone younger who would enjoy the workshop, have a chat with one of our organisers and we'll see what we can do.

What should I bring?

Just yourselves! There will be light refreshments provided between the talk and workshop but if you'd like to bring some snacks along too, feel free. If you want to have a go at a tech nail, please ensure that at least one nail is free of varnish (ideally ring fingernail).

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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