Brilliance Abounds This Holiday Season

Snow may be falling and the days may be getting shorter, but with the new Brilliant Holiday Innovation Challenge you and your class can jump start your creativity just in time for the holiday season.

There are many ways using wearable technology that will be sure to add holiday sparkle to your favourite hat, scarf, tie, or hair accessory. The “ugly” holiday sweater has become a classic tradition for many. Why not take it up a notch and design your own awesome holiday wear by adding wearable electronics, including micro fo trollers, LEDs, accelerometers, and more?

Want to try something simple? Paper circuits are an easy (and cheap) way to make your season merry and bright! There’s nothing like receiving a handmade card…that lights up! All you need is some cardstock, copper tape, LEDs, and a coin cell battery… and a little imagination! There are many simple circuit designs that can be found online to help get you started.

Want to have the most eye-catching tree ornament? Flex your artistic side by designing and 3D printing one that fits over a tree light!

The holidays are a time for celebration and spending quality time with family and friends inside and outside the classroom. What better way to show your holiday pride then making your own Brilliant Holiday decorations? Use your imagination to put your own stamp on this challenge!

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