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costume workshop

Saturday Oct 5, 2pm-5pm

Would you like to create a one-of-a-kind costume for Halloween? Do you need ideas and construction tips from fashion and construction experts? Ever thought about incorporating electronics? Would you like to make your ensemble eco-friendly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then sign up below for our first annual Costume Workshop, Saturday, October 5th from 2pm to 5pm. We will have reusable materials on hand including fabric, cardboard, trim and notions and other costume-friendly supplies plus you’ll work with 10BitWorks experts, Mary Elizabeth Cantu of spare parts and fashion students from the International Academy of Design & Technology. Don’t delay! Class size is limited to 20 people (ages 10+) and we expect it to fill up _fast_. You will be receiving a follow up email so that we can tailor the class to what you’d like to do.

$20 gets you the following!

  1. reusable materials and other costume-friendly supplies
  2. work with 10BitWorks experts
  3. Mary Elizabeth Cantu of spare parts
  4. fashion students from the International Academy of Design & Technology

Registration is $20 per participant (includes: workshop fee and costume materials).
The workshop is open to ages 10+. Each participant must register.

If you have questions please contact us at 10bitworks+boardofdirectors _at_ _gmail_ _dot_ _com_
or post your comment on the Facebook event page

About spare parts

spare parts supports: cultural and environmental sustainability; affordability and accessibility to the arts; and community, education and creativity, green-style. spare parts’ purpose is unprecedented in San Antonio. It is the leader in reuse education through the arts. spare parts is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.


  • Sign up is available even until the last weekend (Oct12), but the cost is $35, and you’ll have to find your own Arduino. Please place your order by each Wednesday 12pm. After that, we cannot guarantee that we will have your kit ready for that Weekend’s class.
  • If someone has some knowledge of electronics, they can probably get by with the presentations online and jump in at any point.
  • Since we’re open on Saturdays to the general public, anyone is welcome to come in and see what’s going on to decide if they want to participate in future workshops.

Due to popular demand, Nick’s Arduino 101 class is returning this year as a series of workshops. The workshop will run for 4 weeks, from Saturday September 21 through Saturday October 12. There is a single cost for the entire workshop, which is a $25 donation to 10BitWorks, and includes all the parts except for an Arduino. NOTE: Prices will rise $10 after Sept 16 for expedited shipping costs. This is BYOA (Bring your own Arduino!). Any Arduino clone compatible with the Arduino Uno will work for this class including the SparkFun RedBoard.

You can buy the RedBoard by selecting that option above the “Buy Now” button.

The format of the workshops will be very similar to last year’s class, except that it will be broken up across several 2 hour workshops rather than trying to cram everything into 3 hours. This should give us more time to discuss the builds and allow you to experiment with them before having to tear them down.

    Arduino Workshop Series Fall 2013 – Saturday, Sept 21-Oct 12 2013, 1:30-3:30PM*
    *Oct 5 time may or may not be adjusted by an hour or so to accommodate another workshop going on the same day

NOTE: Price will rise $10 after Sept 16 2PM CST to pay for expedited shipping costs.

What you’ll need to bring with you

  1. An Arduino Uno or compatible clone such as the SparkFun RedBoard.
  2. A laptop computer that has a USB port and is running Windows, Linux, or MacOSX