imagiLabs x Teklafestival
Oct 01, 2019
We started our workshop with a very short introduction about how devices communicate with each other through Bluetooth and how the output of code we write in our imagiApp is then displayed by the led matrix on the little imagiCubes. We started with writing really simple code in Python to create a dot on the imagiCube, then we let the girls come up with their own designs.
The code got more advanced as we wanted to change the color of our work and as we split the display of the design into two matching imagiCubes.
The highlight of the workshop was probably when the girls learnt to make their creations blink on the rhythm of their favorite song. Even though choosing the perfect tune was nearly impossible, we finally got the imagiCubes “moving” in unison to the beats of Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off - which, in our opinion, was a good way to end the workshop.
We ran two workshops of two hours each, with two groups of girls, 8-11 years old and 12-14 years old. However, two hours wasn’t enough for how many things we could program on the imagiCubes. Thanks to the organisers, the participants got to take home their imagiCube and continue to create more designs with code.
We are keeping in touch with the group and sharing coding tips, sparking their curiosity, and helping them make progress in their programming journey. Meanwhile, we are continuously improving our product as we prepare for launch.
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