Valentines Day has always been a day to delve into making. In my house, out came the construction paper and other craft materials and it was a great excuse to get creative (well maybe until about the time when my three boys turned 10… when the Valentines day become more a needless gushy day in their eyes. That was about the same time they started to shake away Mom’s public displays of affection)
But just about the same time our boys are starting to push away from the softer side of life (i.e. Valentines Day) many of our girls are starting to move away from the ‘techie’ side of life and some even starting to lose interest in math and science.
Today’s blog post is not meant to offer deep analysis of why that is or how to fix it or to revisit Reviving Ophelia . It’s just meant to call attention to some of the fun ways to play with tech around a holiday that might engage our (males and females) who enjoy some the softer parts of life, like the romance or whimsy around Valentines Day.
Here are a couple cool ideas and resources that are filled with creative ideas for making to engage a diverse group of makers. The cool things is that many of these fun ideas can be used all year round, so don’t just showcase them on Valentines day, make them part of your “inspiration and idea’ collection all year round.
Learn to make a switch with this easy and fun eTextile Valentines project
Ever wondered about the Internet of Things.. (IoT) then how about creating this IoT way to tell a loved you you are thinking of them from Little Bits
or this super cool Valentine Light from the DigitalMisery blog.
And if you’re hungry for more check out these 14 Maker Projects posted on the ATMEL blog