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DIY Electronics!

Bring the gadgets of your imagination to life. In this workshop, you’ll learn about basic electronics and get introductory experience with circuit prototyping. Build projects that make light patterns and cool noises as you explore LEDs, integrated circuits, resistors, capacitors, transistors and more. This is a hands-on learning experience with minimal theory and almost no math. Once you become familiar with the components, you’ll be able to rebuild and modify your projects and start making cool 3D sculptural electronics. You’ll get all the parts and tools you need to participate from home, as well as the know-how to incorporate household materials into your projects.

Who It’s For 

This course is for incoming 6th to 8th graders. 


Andy Peterson combines his extensive background in engineering, electronics and art to create multidisciplinary workshops for middle school students that rely on creativity and problem-solving. He’s received generous funding for his projects from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and Artist Trust. He is the founder of Seattle Robotic Arts!, an after-school program for adolescents in South Seattle. Andy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in information science at the University of Washington. 

More Information 

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. The instructor uses a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time. 

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.  

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Jun 21–Jul 2, 2021

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 10, 2021