Thursday, January 21, 28, February 4, 2021
Museum Makers – Creating Interactive Exhibits and Programming with Makey Makey and Scratch
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Online, Zoom platform required
In this three-session online workshop, you’ll learn how to harness the maker movement and start using coding and microcontrollers in your interactive exhibit design and museum programming.
Coding and incorporating technology into your museum practice doesn’t need to be scary – join the BCMA as we explore how the maker movement can enrich your practice and get hands-on with technologies that anyone, regardless of previous experience, can use to build innovative (and even COVID-friendly hands-off) experiences.
Scratch is a free online program and the Makey Makey is an interactive microcontroller – when the two are combined, anything is possible; from DIY interactive maps to human video game controllers, to fruit pianos, to hands-free interactive displays. You will leave the workshop with your very own Makey Makey and the skills and resources you’ll need to start creating unforgettable, innovative museum experiences.
This three-session online workshop will take place via Zoom. All attendees will be sent their own Makey Makey prior to the workshop and a list of helpful materials to have access to during the workshop. To ensure the BCMA has enough time to order and ship enough Makey Makeys for all participants, registration will close two months prior to the first workshop.
Cost: $150 (non-members), $100 (members), plus all attendees will leave with a Makey Makey microcontroller (approximate value $70).
In this online workshop, participants will:
Session 1: Introduction to the Maker Movement and Microcontrollers (1.5 hours)
Session 2: Learning to Code and Expanding Your Digital Literacy (1.5 hours)
Session 3: Interactive Exhibit Design and Hands-On/Off Museum Programming (1.5 hours)