Electronic sewing workshop
when & where
Saturday 22nd of January at Voidwarranties
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) 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.
- Yashiko (Void member)
- Jobj (Void member)
- Koen (reMember me)
- <add your name here> / (member or non-member)
- 1 embroidery needle per attendee.(yashiko)
- 1 pair scissors (at least)(yashiko:1 pair)
- 1 spool 234/34 ply conductive thread (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549). (bkay:1 spool)
- Super bright LEDs (amount up to you, but three per person should be the minimum). (bkay: plenty)
- 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). (bkay:plenty)
- 1 AAA battery holder per attendee (with either 2 or 3 slots) OR a few coin cell battery holders (one per coin cell purchased). (bkay: 5 holders)
- Fray lock (1 or 2 tubes) or super glue (3 or 4 tubes).(yashiko)