Building Whimsical Wearables: Leveling Up Through Playful Prototyping
Nov
16
9:30 PM21:30

Building Whimsical Wearables: Leveling Up Through Playful Prototyping

More information available at https://hackaday.io/superconference/

Take a journey with me through the process of conceptualizing and building my Color Stealing Fairy project (https://www.gellacraft.com/colorfairy), an exercise in iterative design and upgrading an interactive wearable project over the course of two years and counting. This project gave me opportunities to teach myself Fusion 360, push my programming and hardware skills further through the use of open source tools and resources, and an eventual goal of custom pcb design to make the project easy for others to reproduce.

Through modifying existing accessories (‘fashion hacking’), designing custom 3D printed parts, and a generous helping of hot glue, I’ve created a project that is just as fun to build and rebuild as it is to wear and interact with. In this talk I will provide some tips for getting started with your own whimsical projects and my favorite resources for makers who are eager to get started in combining electronics with costuming and accessories.

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Light Up Holiday Cards
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Light Up Holiday Cards

Learn how to make your own light up holiday cards by using copper tape, a battery and LEDs with LEDS! You will learn how to build a electronic circuit directly on paper. After you craft a simple circuit you’ll have a chance to customize the design to take home.

Register at the Boulder Public Library website - https://calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/5907895

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Getting Started with Sewable Electronics @ Bay Area Maker Faire
May
19
to May 20

Getting Started with Sewable Electronics @ Bay Area Maker Faire

  • Maker Faire Bay Area - Make: Electronics Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Date and time of presentation TBD

Learn how to incorporate electronics into your costumes or crafts using conductive thread and sewable hardware. This session will introduce you to materials and techniques for soft electronics, an overview of the variety of hardware options to choose from, and examples to inspire your own creations.

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Wearable Glowing Patch Workshop @ InventHQ
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wearable Glowing Patch Workshop @ InventHQ

  • InventHQ - Broomfield Library Makerspace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make a customized glowing patch using Electroluminescent (EL) panels! Design your own fabric stencils with Silhouette cutting machines to cover up parts of square light-up panels to create customized designs. You'll learn how to design a fabric stencil mask and use the cutting machines, soldering, and how to best plan for electronics to be integrated into a fabric project. The patches can then be attached to clothing, backpacks, and more. No soldering or electronics experience required. Each participant will have a chance to create their own 4"x4" light-up patch. Feel free to bring along an item you would like to attach it to.

Register on InventHQ’s website

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GellaCraft @ ideaLAB
Apr
6
to May 25

GellaCraft @ ideaLAB

  • Denver Public Library ideaLAB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Angela on Saturdays from 1-3pm during open hours at the SM Energy ideaLAB at the Denver Central Library as she works on fun soft circuit and electronic craft projects.

Angela is the Maker-in-Residence for April and May and her residency will culminate in a workshop on May 25th. Visit the ideaLab website for more information.

Residency dates: April 6, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 25

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Fashion Hacking For Augmented Identity
Mar
11
9:30 AM09:30

Fashion Hacking For Augmented Identity

Available to SXSW Platinum and Interactive Badge holders.

As technology becomes more pervasive in our style choices, how can we think beyond simple customization or apps to truly own outward identity? In this workshop we will examine how artists and innovators are thinking beyond consumer wearables to larger identity issues that can be addressed by our choice of apparel and accessories. We will explore the ways the design community is expanding, hacking, and creating through open source technology. When the fashion and technology industries begin to collaborate, what opportunities do these open platforms create for the future of self expression? Participants will explore some of these ideas through customizing a wearable electronic project to augment their interactions with the world.

Presenters: Angela Sheehan and Mary West

Event details and RSVP at SXSW website.

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CSED Week: Make a Light-Up Plush with Electronics
Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

CSED Week: Make a Light-Up Plush with Electronics


Create and customize a plush creature with light-up eyes using sewable electronics. Using a pre-programmed LilyPad LilyTiny board you will be able to choose from four light patterns: heartbeat, blink, twinkle, and fade to craft a unique electronic creature. The workshop will cover using conductive thread to connect electronics together directly on felt. Materials donated by SparkFun.

Registration required, for ages 10-adult and ages 8 & 9 with adult helper. Previous hand sewing experience recommended. Register on Boulder Public Library’s event page.

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CSED Week: Make a Glowing Pin with Sewable Electronics
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

CSED Week: Make a Glowing Pin with Sewable Electronics

Learn to craft a circuit using conductive thread as the wiring in a wearable circuit using LilyPad sewable electronics modules. You will build a light-up felt pin to wear and learn about simple circuits using an LED and battery. Materials donated by SparkFun.

Registration required, for ages 10-adult and ages 8 & 9 with adult helper. No experience required. Register on Boulder Public Library’s event page.

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CSED Week: Make a Glowing Pin with Sewable Electronics
Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

CSED Week: Make a Glowing Pin with Sewable Electronics


Learn to craft a circuit using conductive thread as the wiring in a wearable circuit using LilyPad sewable electronics modules. You will build a light-up felt pin to wear and learn about simple circuits using an LED and battery. Materials donated by SparkFun.

Registration required, for ages 10-adult and ages 8 & 9 with adult helper. No experience required. Register on Boulder Public Library’s event page.

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Designing Expressive Modular Wearable Hardware
Nov
2
12:30 PM12:30

Designing Expressive Modular Wearable Hardware

What opportunities can DIY wearable tech create for the future of self expression? We’ll share prototypes of our modular system that can be reconfigured for a variety of interactions and style choices. Participants will creatively explore personalization through both code and hardware assembly to construct a unique piece of wearable tech to bring home. Participants will actively explore these ideas through customizing a wearable electronic project to augment their interactions with the world.

Available to registered Hackaday Superconference attendees. Registration info here.

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Costume Hacking: Intro to Sewable Electronics @ Dragon Con
Sep
2
2:30 PM14:30

Costume Hacking: Intro to Sewable Electronics @ Dragon Con

Session #1: 2:30-3:30pm

Session #2: 5:30-6:30pm

Learn how to incorporate electronics directly into your costumes or fabric props using conductive thread & LilyPad sewable hardware. In this session, you will get an overview of ways to plan how to add lights, sound, & other interactive elements to your existing costumes plus tips & techniques.

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Getting Started with Sewable Electronics
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Getting Started with Sewable Electronics

  • Maker Faire Bay Area - Make: Electronics Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to incorporate electronics into your costumes or crafts using conductive thread and sewable hardware. This session will introduce you to materials and techniques for soft electronics, an overview of the variety of hardware options to choose from, and examples to inspire your own creations.

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Sewable Electronics for Accessories and Apparel @ WhimsyCon
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Sewable Electronics for Accessories and Apparel @ WhimsyCon

Learn how to incorporate electronics directly into your costumes or fabric props using conductive thread and LilyPad sewable hardware. Get an overview on how to add lights, sound, and other interactive elements to your existing costumes, including hands-on experience crafting a light-up badge to take home using sewable electronics (first come, first serve, limited quantity available).

Available to registered WhimsyCon guests

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