Continuing the discussion from Paper Circuit Photo Card Take-and Make:
I was inspired by the photocards by @Tracy and have been looking for a way to create something similar for my community. The opportunity arose when I realized that our 100th Annual Winter Carnival will be happening this February. The Carnival is hosted by our Recreation Department and every year I look for ways that the public library can offer supplemental programming as a way to connect community organizations.
I connected with our local Historical Society and they pulled a bunch of carnival photos for me from the 1920’s. I eventually pulled the 2 you’ll see below but it was wild to see how much fun people had back in the 1920’s. Giant toboggan runs, ski jumps, viewing platforms, ice castles, sled dogs running down Main Street. Those people knew how to live it up!
I’ve been looking for a way to introduce our library community to STEAM/Makerspace programming and have a feeling the local history element will provide a nice draw and make the entire concept less intimidating.
Other than that I pretty much followed PLIX’s suggestions. I am making sure to include extra paper and stickers and copper tape so people can continue to play around and invent, following the PLIX pedagogy. I also plan to make my first ever demo video to accompany the project next week. If its a success I’ll share it here.
Here’s what the take & make kit looks like so far:
I created the cards in Canva and printed them two sided (I considered using glossy photo paper or cardstock but decided it wasn’t worth the expense and regular paper is easier to work with):
To figure out how to line up the copper tape/LED guides I just copied the photo, flipped it horizontally and took it down to 50% saturation to make sure everything lined up:
So that’s everything I’ve got so far. The kits will be available for pick up beginning on February 4th until supplies run out. I’ll keep you updated and let you know how it goes.