Published on October 13, 2015
Hey there. Are you looking to run a workshop with your new Gizmos & Gadgets Kit[s]? Look no further! This post outlines how to run a Gizmos & Gadgets [GGK] Ultimate Remix Challenge Workshop and all you need to make it happen.
This workshop is all about REMIX, the idea of initially creating something, then taking it apart or switching out a few things, and creating something new and/or improved… or just totally wacky! This workshop has three stages, each which take about 30 minutes.
1. CREATE & PLAY: Teams follow instructions and build a project from the GGK booklet. In this stage, participants become familiar with the littleBits system and project making.
2. REMIX: Teams exchange their projects and are prompted to REMIX the one they receive. This is the meat of the challenge. The goal is to really transform the first project into something new and/or improved. The more epic the remix, the better!
3. DOCUMENT & SHARE: Teams document their process and final projects, present to the other teams, and share on the project page.
As always, we prompt you to REMIX this workshop and share your version on the littleBits project page ;).
Players: This workshop works best in group settings with about 15-20 people.
Suggested Kits: Gizmos & Gadgets Kit
Age: Fun for all ages!
Duration: 1-2 hours
Set out Kits and extra materials. For 15-20 people, we used 5 GGKs.For extra materials, we recommend: tape, scissors, phillips-head screwdrivers, cardboard boxes, a variety of decorating supplies, random props & objects, bubble solution and a bubble blowing basin.
Have each team choose a project from the booklet to make, and then start creating it. If any teams finish early, prompt them to spend more time customizing their creation and playing with it.