This holiday season, we got our crafty tech experts to work to design these fun DIY Christmas activities and gift ideas that you can make with family and friends at home. These are designed for ages 8 to 17 and have been categorised into skill levels rated by the robot icon.
1. Scratch Virtual Christmas Card
2. Micro:Bit Tree Decoration
3. Adobe Photoshop Family Portrait
For this Adobe Photoshop Portrait, first of all, download our picture of a snowglobe, or feel free to take or choose your own. Next off find a picture of family members or friends that you want to put inside. Watch how to create this now and/or download the project instructions.
4. Minecraft Santa Grotto
To create this Minecraft Santa Grotto there are four main parts to the build:
- Santa’s house
- Workshop for the elves
- Santa’s sled
- The Christmas tree
5. Raspberry Pi Santa Detector
This project will take you through step-by-step on how to make your own Santa Detector using a Raspberry Pi. You’ll make a version that flashes an LED (a special type of light we can use in a circuit) once Santa is detected by a motion sensor. In the end, we’ll also suggest ways of taking the project further. Download the project.
From all of us at Fire Tech, we hope you have a very enjoyable and techy holiday season with family and friends.