Glow Your Own


Make a programmable lantern

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Glow Your Own is a six week project from IF Oxford, the Oxford science and ideas with Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival. 


The step-by-step workshops will teach you how to use a simple LED coding kit to create a personalised digital lantern for use in the Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival.


Register for the sessions and join friendly instructors, who will show you how to make a circuit with multi-coloured lights and control them using computer code. 

Create a wearable design, a paper lantern or illuminate your bike or home to bring together art and engineering.

All workshops can be seen at and right here. You won't need an LED kit for the first session as it introduces you to the tools to use. All you'll need at the start is a computer and an internet connection to take your first steps to being a digital LED artist. 

To take part in the workshop series you will need a laptop and an Arduino starter kit. You an purchase the recommended kit on Amazon (you will need both):

1. ELEGOO Electronic Fun Kit Breadboard Cable Resistor Capacitor LED Potentiometer for Electronic Learning Kit, compatible with Arduino UNO R3

2.ELEGOO UNO R3 Board ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 with USB Cable Compatible with Arduino IDE Projects


Time and date: 5 – 5.45pm, Tues 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17 Nov 


Age suitability: 7-12 yrs / Teenage / Adult

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Oxford's Christmas Light Festival is brought to you by:

Oxford City Council, St. Aldates Chambers, Oxford OX1 1DS

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