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LED Bracelet Making Workshop & Alumni Visit: Heather Pekrul

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Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Nichols Hall 233 (CIS Library)Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

Come meet K-State CIS Department Alumni, Heather Pekrul and join the ACM-W for a bright night making electronic LED (Light-Emitting Diode) bracelets from scratch!

Heather graduated with a Bachelor degree in Information Systems (IS) in 2011. She currently lives with her husband and two cats and works as a Web Developer at Lifted Logic in Overland Park, Kansas. Stop by to meet Heather and learn about her experiences as a woman in computing!

Check out Heather's website here:
Check out Lifted Logic's website here:

During the workshop activity, we'll teach you how to incorporate LEDs into a simple electrical project and let you get creative! All materials necessary for this workshop are provided to you for free. (Supplies are limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Provided materials include:

CR2032 Button Cell Battery
CR2032 Socket Holder
7 x 7mm 6-Pin Tactile Push Button Switch with Self Lock
1' of 1/4" Interior Diameter (ID) Clear Vinyl Tubing
Lead-free Rosin Core Solder
Breadboard Wire
Black Electrical Tape
Up to 12 Colored LEDs (you may choose from 8 colors)
Optional Heat Shrink Tubing

The following tools will also be shared during the event, but are limited in quantity, so please consider bringing your own if available:

Scissors or X-acto Knife
Soldering Iron/Pencil

Once your bracelet is done, you'll be able to keep and show off your work to others!

Surplus materials will be used to create additional bracelets for other ACM and ACM-W activities, so if you finish early, help us make more!

We hope to see you there. :-)