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Gnome Street Gnome (& other enchanted objects)
Sat 30 April 2016, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
“How can we enchant the everyday humdrum objects we encounter in our streets, to bring them to life, to speak to each other & to reward those discovering them with a playful pause?”
Come join us during Leeds Digital Festival for a day long hands on playshop to create some interactive animatronics using Raspberry Pi and off the shelf electronics modules.
Alongside this, we will have more traditional crafty gnome making activities. You might want to make wheelie bins 'interactive' or create tweetable bird boxes, we care not, just let your imagination go wild!
We're also keen to find open map makers who'd like to help Playful Anywhere in our quest to create a 'No Place Like Gnome' people generated locative map of any gnome, anywhere, which can help us plot and track the Gnome Culture of the UK.
We're also joined by Ross Daziel aka Cheapjack who likes to connect people with things. His website is a treasure trove of playful technology events, not least Crazy Golf hacks and sensing Bouncy Castles
This is a family friendly event* and will involve cutting, sticking, glueing, and maybe hot stuff. We advise that all children accompanying adults remind their parents what it's like to be totally curious about the world, and for the grown ups to leave any gnomic tendencies back at home.
You will all be asked to sign rigourous health and safety disclaimers so that we bear no responsibility for any daft behaviour. To keep this event FREE to those who have no coins (we are actually keen to find sponsor partners to holler if you'd like to support us) please bring picnic food to share on the day.
This event is our follow up to Playful Anywhere's participation on the recent ODI Leeds hosted Digital Catapult Data City Internet of Things Boost.
Playful Anywhere faciliates creative and curious events bringing together all ages in making, creating and generally toying with the serious business of smart and connected devices. We spent 2014 making robots, with over 7000 participants across Leeds. From cardboard to code and back again.
*Children aged 5+ are welcome.