Electronic sewing workshop
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
This will be free for hackerspace members (0x20,hsb,void)... all others are requested to make a 5 euro donation for the workshop (for those actively participating).
- <add your name here>
- 1 embroidery needle per attendee.
- 1 pair scissors (at least)
- 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).
- 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 non-serrated pair of needle nose pliers (like, smooth on the inside) (at least)
- 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).