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Creating with Electricity

Have you wanted to learn about electricity, but weren’t sure where to start? In this class, we will create electric circuits using everyday objects and materials, with some crafting and computing as well. Materials that we will experiment with include: metallic tape, conductive thread, wires, and conductive paints. We will make circuits that use LEDs, motors and switches and can be combined with artistic forms, clothing, and computer controllers. Participants do not need to bring any special tools or materials. This is a one-session class of 2-3 hours.  Please register for this event in advance.


About the instructor


Chris Connors is an educator who specializes in engineering and creativity. He has taught photography, art, engineering, computer programming and digital fabrication. Chris has written for MAKE magazine, both online and in print. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art Education and Visual Design from UMass Dartmouth and a Masters of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lesley University. Chris likes to encourage people to see the potential in everything around them. You can see a collection of his projects at:


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  • Jerry T.

    I had a delightful time. I think I should have put more lights on my vehicle of peace. But now I know the techniques on how to do it myself and to teach others. Great class!

    July 18, 2013

  • Jerry Schmeer J.

    Thank you Chris, It was fun, and gave me lots of ideas !

    July 17, 2013

  • Chris C.

    Thanks to everybody who came out. This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed seeing the great creative ideas that people came up with while using the materials.

    July 16, 2013

  • Doug B.

    It was a lot of fun and even I, an electrical engineer of 25+ years experience, learned a few things about unconventional construction techniques.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Please note that the venue has been changed to the CCCC cafeteria.

    July 16, 2013

  • Jim S.

    We may have to change the venue back to the main campus. We will let you know by noon tomorrow.

    July 15, 2013

  • Chris C.

    TapeTricity will be one of the techniques we use:

    July 14, 2013

  • Eli P.

    I'm in San Diego training the navy for another week, so not going to make it.

    July 13, 2013

  • Jerry T.

    I heard electricity is going to be the next big thing so I figure this will be a good class!

    July 12, 2013

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