WIRED2014: NEXT GENERATION WORKSHOPS

These are the workshops that provided hands-on sessions from some of the most exciting people in the WIRED network at WIRED2014: Next Generation.

Altergaze

How to…
Make a VR Headset

Altergaze Ltd.

Altergaze is a Kickstarter funded company that is working towards making Virtual Reality accessible for everyone. During this workshop Altergaze will guide you through the process of 3D printing, assembling and calibrating an Altergaze smartphone-based Virtual Reality headset.

Amy-Congdon

How to…
Redesign the body with biotechnology

Amy Congdon

Introducing the science of tissue engineering; from growing materials in the lab to 3D printing organs to order. Participants will design and make their ideal ‘future skin’. Try and test new ideas, and learn how biotechnology has the potential to redesign the body in ways never previously imagined.

Codasign

How to…
Make fruit and plants into musical instruments

Codasign

Banana piano? Trumpeting tulips? Explore how everyday objects can be transformed into musical instruments with the help of a MaKey MaKey.

Codasign

How to…
Make your own wearable robot

Codasign

Come sew a circuit! Make your own wearable robot with light-up LED eyes without touching a soldering iron, but instead using a needle and conductive thread. With Codasign, the Hackey-based tech workshop team.

Electricomics

How to…
Make comics for the digital age

Electricomics

Electricomics will explain the link between storytelling and software, taking you from stapled pages to app design. You’ll not just move comics to the screen, you’ll make the comics own the screen.

Facebook

How to…
Make A Profitable App

Facebook

Facebook and Parse have built a whole range of such technologies, that help people take creative ideas – from games to shopping apps – and make them easier, cheaper and faster to build. With the help of Parse Partnerships Manager Ali Parr, attendees will be guided through the the stages of designing, building and shipping a digital idea.

PocketSpacecraft

How to…
Build a pocket spacecraft

PocketSpacecraft

The spacecraft design workshop will give attendees the opportunity to work together to design and customise a real Thin-Film Spacecraft that will be launched into space.

Sprigawatt

How to…
Make robots grow your food

Sprigawatt

To learn how robots can grow your food, you’ll first learn how to control a video-streaming robot over the web and build a water sensor, before engaging in a robotic water fight. One lucky participant of the winning team’s choosing will get to keep a rover.

YouTube-Space-London

How to…
Make a viral YouTube video

YouTube Space London

This session covers how to produce video content on a shoestring budget, and still get the desired quality. After equipping you with these skills, YouTube Space London will challenge you to create a video on YouTube, with a chance to win a prize!

How to…
Become a social entrepreneur

Barclays

Speak to successful entrepreneurs who have decided to launch startups with a conscience, from providing the fashion industry with eco textiles to educating children and teenagers about sustainable farming with robots.