Digital Play Smart Technologies and Materials

As part of Make:Shift:Do the UK festival of digital making by the Crafts Council and to coincide with the expansion of Napier's Fabrication Studio, the School of Arts & Creative Industries in conjunction with Anarkik3D Ltd. will provide a unique opportunity for the public to experience an interdisciplinary workshop of digital craft making in conjunction with colour-change and light-emitting responsive materials.

Start date and time

Friday 28 October 2016 10:00 AM

to Saturday 29 October 2016 5:00 PM

Event cost


Over the course of a day you have the opportunity to try your hand at digital design using award-winning Anarkik3D modelling software with its unique haptic controller and witness your designs being 3D-printed in thermochromic temperature-responsive material. Discover the excitement of working with optical fibre and ways of drawing with light. Explore interesting ways to make your novel creations interactive and come alive with light using Arduino microelectronic components. You can work with pre-designed objects or make your own! There will be an exhibition of work at the end of the day, and lunchtime tours of the design studios. The workshop is being offered on both days.  

The workshop is suitable for persons 16 years and above, students, designer-makers, applied artists and all enthusiasts with an interest in crafting with new technologies and responsive materials!

The workshop is being offered on both days and will be held at Edinburgh Napier University, The Glassroom, on Friday the 28th of October and Saturday the 29th of October. Morning session 10.00 to 13.00 afternoon session 14.30 to 17.00. The workshops have a limited number of places available and these will allocated on a first come basis.

Make:Shift:Do is organised by the Crafts Council in partnership with the V&A, the Institute of Making and Ultimaker GB, the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, Fab Lab Nerve Centre and the Royal Academy.

For more information on the Crafts Council’s Make:Shift:Do programme please visit their website

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