GellaCraft is a collection of projects, tutorials, and ideas by Angela Sheehan.
Angela is an artist and educator passionate about craft electronics, costuming, and combining arts and technology. She has been working with e-textiles and wearables since 2005, when she discovered physical computing as an expressive way to prototype with electronics while studying at Bennington College.
From 2009 - 2013 she maintained Soft Circuit Saturdays, which documented her continuing work in e-textiles and teaching throughout New England and Maker Faires before moving to Boulder, Colorado to join the SparkFun Education team.
Angela is currently a product manager and e-textile education specialist at SparkFun Electronics, where she leads development on the LilyPad sewable electronics product line and creates supporting documentation and content for SparkFun's educational products.
Through her career as an independent artist and working at SparkFun, Angela has helped facilitate over 90 e-textile and e-craft workshops, including sessions at SXSW Interactive, Fashion Institute of Technology, WEAR (Smart Fabrics), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Selected Talks and Presentations:
2018 (upcoming) “Intro to Sewable Circuits: Teaching Electronics Through Arts and Crafts ” ISTE Conference, Chicago, IL
2018 “Design x Tech: DIY Wearable Electronics” SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX
2017 “E-Textiles and the Maker Student” ISTE Conference, San Antonio, TX
2016 "Prototyping Wireless Wearables with LilyPad Simblee" WEAR Conference, Boston, MA
2016 “E-Textiles and the Maker Student” WEAR Conference, Boston, MA
2015 "Circuit Scribe: Joining Art and Science with Conductive Gel Pens" co-presented with Brian Huang, NSTA Conference, Chicago, IL
2015 "Exploring E-Textiles - Costuming with Electronics" Colorado Creative Careers Festival, Denver, CO
2014 “Girls and Emerging Technology” panelist, VT Dept of Libraries E21 Conference, Burlington, VT
2014 “LilyPad and Sewable Circuits” co-presented with Kathy Lane of BPL, CALCON, Loveland, CO
2012 “Soft Circuits & Hula Hoops” Bay Area Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
2011 “Getting Started w/ Soft Circuits” Bay Area Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
2010 “Live Free & DIY: Connect w/ the Online Maker Community” PodCampNH, Portsmouth, NH
2010 “Soundplushies: Making Noisy Puppets” World Maker Faire, New York, NY
WoW Woman in Wearable Tech | Angela Sheehan - Women of Wearables
Cylon Spine Dress #WearableWednesday - Adafruit Blog
SparkFun Live Prom with Angela Sheehan & Amanda Clark - Adafruit Blog
Electronics and clothing mix in ‘wearable technology’ class in Nashua - The Nashua Telegraph
#ALD12 @findingada Angela Sheehan - Adafruit Blog
10 Insanely Cool Things We Saw at Maker Faire – Wired.com
Tinkering 2.0: Angela Sheehan ’07 Brings Fashion to Life with Technology – Bennington Alumni Magazine
Making Electronic Designs with Ponoko + Sparkfun – Ponoko Blog
Maker Faire CRAFT Demo Profile – Craftzine Blog
Word of Mouth: World Maker Faire – NH Public Radio
Soft Circuit Saturdays – Talk2MyShirt Blog
Instructables Best of 2010 (Lady Gaga Video Glasses) – Instructables
Best of Geek Crafts 2010 (Drawdio Puppet) – Craftzine Blog
How To: Soft Drawdio Puppet – Tutorial for Craftzine
Lilypad Arduino Pillow – Craftzine Blog
Angela Sheehan Talks about Soft Circuit Saturdays – Make: Online
Fun With Drawdio! A Drawdio Jellyfish Puppet – Adafruit Blog
Guest Blogger: Angela Sheehan – Fashioning Technology
How To Make a Soft Circuit LED Bracelet – Make: Online