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Claire's Maker Faire trip

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I have been selected to exhibit at the World Maker Faire in New York. I am seeking Sponsors to help make this dream a reality.

I started coding two years ago at Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program, and have since participated in hackathons (won 2 of them) and worked on my own projects to learn more. When the time came for my senior homeschool prom, I decided to make it memorable and modified my prom dress. I used Adafruit's Flora—a wearable electronics platform—and combined it with six NeoPixels, which are tiny LEDs that work with Flora. I stitched them onto the dress and connected them using conductive thread. The dress even features a battery pack stitched into the skirt, which I can use to turn the lights on and off.  You can learn more about my amazing light up prom dress here ( And here ( and lastly here (


Claire Smith
Parkville, MD

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