Two weeks ago, we were able to lead a workshop on behalf of TechGirlz in Philadelphia. “TechGirlz is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that aims to bridge the gender gap in the STEM fields by introducing adolescent girls to technology.” Girls aged 11 to 14 came out for the workshop, themed around energy awareness, and designed inspiring and thoughtful projects. As October is Energy Awareness Month, we prompted the girls to use littleBits to make an invention that helps reduce energy consumption in their daily lives. Scroll down to check out images from the event!
A few notable projects included a motion sensing lamp, a reading station that only lights up when you put a book on it, and an alarm that senses if you leave the door open for too long, thus releasing heat/air conditioning from the house. You can see the rest of the projects on our community page.