Make It: LightPipe Sabers and FairyWands!

Maker, Dad, and electronic toy designer Kent Suzuki was one of the first people to buy tickets to last year’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire.  He, his wife Lisa Washburn, and their two boys had a blast last year, traipsing undeterred through the rain, visiting practically every exhibit at the Faire.  This year, we’ve convinced this fabulous four to share one of their family projects by leading a workshop.

The Suzuki-Washburns will walk kids, parents, and kids at heart through all the steps to make a light-up Rainbow FairyWand or Rainbow LightPipeSaber, and since they’re bringing the materials, you’ll be able to take one home.  Kent says:

You’ll be using color-changing LEDs to make these, and no soldering is necessary. While you’re busy making your cool glowing doo-dads, you might accidentally learn a thing or two about LEDs and light pipes work.

Kent, Lisa, Bryce and Dylan will lead this as a one-hour workshop during the day.  We’ll be publishing the full workshop schedule, including several other hands on activities, in about two weeks. Stay tuned!

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