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Bright Wearables with Debra Ansell

October 12, 2020 Debra Ansell
Bright Wearables with Debra Ansell
KidsLab - a podcast for parents and educators passionate about STEAM education
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KidsLab - a podcast for parents and educators passionate about STEAM education
Bright Wearables with Debra Ansell
Oct 12, 2020
Debra Ansell

I am talking to Debra Ansell - she’s the creator of the blog Geek Mom Projects and the founder of Bright Wearables - they sell hackable and customizable accessories for kids.

Debra is a technophile mom of three boys and always looking for new projects to tackle. I love what she wrote in the about me section of her blog: \“I decided to start blogging because, as Adam Savage of Mythbusters says:  “…the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.” \“

So her blog, geekmomprojects.com, is filled with creative projects ideas for those who want to make stuff together with their kids. Most projects include some kind of LED lighting, laser-cutting or the popular BBC micro:bit. 

The projects Debra shows you to make also look really terrific, check the shownotes at kidslab.dev for the links to the Teeny Tiny Edge-Lit Trophy or the Edge-Lit Pendant for example. Some of the projects will require you to get access to a laser cutter, so now you have finally a really good reason to sign up for the makerspace close to you!

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I am talking to Debra Ansell - she’s the creator of the blog Geek Mom Projects and the founder of Bright Wearables - they sell hackable and customizable accessories for kids.

Debra is a technophile mom of three boys and always looking for new projects to tackle. I love what she wrote in the about me section of her blog: \“I decided to start blogging because, as Adam Savage of Mythbusters says:  “…the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.” \“

So her blog, geekmomprojects.com, is filled with creative projects ideas for those who want to make stuff together with their kids. Most projects include some kind of LED lighting, laser-cutting or the popular BBC micro:bit. 

The projects Debra shows you to make also look really terrific, check the shownotes at kidslab.dev for the links to the Teeny Tiny Edge-Lit Trophy or the Edge-Lit Pendant for example. Some of the projects will require you to get access to a laser cutter, so now you have finally a really good reason to sign up for the makerspace close to you!