E-Luminated Tunnel Book


Learn to combine papercraft techniques with friendly, accessible electronics materials like copper tape, flat batteries, and bead-like LED lights. In this day long course, we will apply these techniques to make glowing, interactive tunnel books that make creative use of light and shadow.

By the end of the day you will have learned to make simple circuits with copper tape, embed LED lights, add switches to create interactive behaviors, and construct a complete tunnel book.

No electronics experience necessary! The course is designed for complete beginners, and we are excited about sharing these fascinating materials with artists and creative crafters.

Course material was developed by Becca Rose Glowacki and Natalie Freed.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, April 7
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Natalie Freed
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Natalie Freed is a technologist and teacher with a lifelong love for craft and book arts. Her past work has included teaching high school computer science, electronics, and digital fabrication, developing creative curriculum, and making interactive books and electronic textile objects. She is passionate about bringing technology off the screen and into people’s hands as a material to tinker and play with. Her projects are documented at:


Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Date: April 7, 2018

Austin Book Arts Center
2832 E Martin Luther King Blvd #114
Austin, TX
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