Electronic sewing workshop

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* 1 embroidery needle per attendee.
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* 1 embroidery needle per attendee.('''yashiko''')
* 1 pair scissors (at least)
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* 1 pair scissors (at least)('''yashiko:1 pair''')
 
* 1 spool 234/34 ply conductive thread (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549).
 
* 1 spool 234/34 ply conductive thread (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549).
 
* Super bright LEDs (amount up to you, but three per person should be the minimum).
 
* Super bright LEDs (amount up to you, but three per person should be the minimum).
 
* 1 resistor per LED (1k) (optional; conductive thread is SUPER resistant, ~ 1 ohm per inch, and does not necessarily require traditional resistor-LED coupling, hence if you do get resistors, a lower resistance is good).
 
* 1 resistor per LED (1k) (optional; conductive thread is SUPER resistant, ~ 1 ohm per inch, and does not necessarily require traditional resistor-LED coupling, hence if you do get resistors, a lower resistance is good).
 
* 1 multimeter (at least)
 
* 1 multimeter (at least)
* 1 non-serrated pair of needle nose pliers (like, smooth on the inside) (at least)
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* 1 non-serrated pair of needle nose pliers (like, smooth on the inside) (at least)('''yashiko:1 pair''')
 
* A whole bunch of AAA batteries OR a whole bunch of coin cells rated at 1.5V (alkaline, silver).
 
* A whole bunch of AAA batteries OR a whole bunch of coin cells rated at 1.5V (alkaline, silver).
* 1 AAA battery holder per attendee (with either 2 or 3 slots) OR a few coin cell battery holders (one per coin cell purchased). Fray lock (1 or 2 tubes) or super glue (3 or 4 tubes).
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* 1 AAA battery holder per attendee (with either 2 or 3 slots) OR a few coin cell battery holders (one per coin cell purchased).
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* Fray lock (1 or 2 tubes) or super glue (3 or 4 tubes).('''yashiko''')

Revision as of 15:00, 8 January 2011

Contents

who

Eli Skipp
http://eliskipp.com/blog/

when & where

Saturday 22nd of January at Voidwarranties

what

This workshop will teach people how to sew LEDs down with conductive thread, to add some lights to their clothing. This is a great way to learn the basics of parallel/series circuits, polarity, resistance, hand-sewing, etc. Your space will be left with a decent quantity of conductive thread afterwards as well, which can be used for pretty much anything.

Example design: Flex resistor jacket dance
http://vimeo.com/8281757

fee

This will be free for hackerspace members (0x20,hsb,void) except for material costs... all others are requested to make a 5 euro contribution to the space hosting the event (for those actively participating). Details on material cost will follow soon.

participants

material provided

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