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Kendal Library Kaleida Workshop

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Hypothesis: Kaleidoscopes are as cool in 2022, as they were in 1817.
Result: OH BOY! YES they've still got it! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We took our upgraded Cupboard Kaleida and Slow Water Tank to Kendal Library for a day of creative play.

The last time we took our digital Kaleidoscope out and about children naturally started drawing to see what their creations looked like "Kaleido-ised".

So for this outing we updated the cabinet allowing people to use buttons and dials to:

  • Show each segment in turn as a kaleidoscope pattern.
  • Animate the pattern, controlling the speed and direction.
  • Show a guide image to play with positioning - or get your fingers in the right place to make freaky starfish!
Visitors could design circles split into wedges, using angled mirrors to check their creations.
In-between creating Kaleidoscope patterns, people wibbled in the slow water tank.
We had a great turn out with a constant flow of people joining in. 59 in total over the 4 hours.
It was lovely to see the faces of everyone seeing their creations becoming animated masterpieces on the big screen!
Blush! ๐Ÿ˜Š
'Funky ๐Ÿ˜‰' - I like it!
'Strange + Magical'. Our fav feedback so far.