Mount Holyoke College is offering two session of their iDesign Workshop for High School Girls. The first session will be hosted here at Amherst Media July 20-24 and the second located on the college campus August 24-28.
Experience the world of design today, where technology is now incorporated into everything-- from projections of butterflies on Grammy performance dresses to "smart" purses that sense when your wallet is missing. In this workshop, you will learn how these high-tech items work and explore the basics of electronics and Arduino microcontroller programming. Combining your own personal design with your new skills in electronics, you will be able to develop and create your own interactive project using low-cost, user-friendly components to produce wearable and interactive technology. This could be a belt with LEDs that respond to sound, art that reacts to ambient light, a music box and much more. By the end of the week, not only will you be able to return home with some cool high-tech gear you developed, you will have a better understanding of combining technology and design to expand your bright future in fields such as the Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Fashion, Media and more. No previous computer programming skills or design experience is required for this weeklong workshop.
For more information and to register, go to Mount Holyoke's summer workshops page.