Intro to Wearable Tech: A little code, a little Lilypad…a lot of lights!!

27 Nov – 11 Dec 2012

3 evening sessions
Date: Tuesdays from 27 Nov - 11 December 2012
Times: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: £115 (no hardware), £175 (with hardware)
Instructor: Technology Will Save Us

Join Technology Will Save Us for our first wearable technology workshop! You will Learn how to make your own soft circuit, using hand stitched components and colourful LEDs. You will also learn the basics of the LilyPad Arduino which will control your awesome wearable tech! The outcome will be your very own LED Light Belt - which can be used for many things such as making you visible while cycling, walking your dog at night, or looking very festive at the pub.

You will stitch LEDs to a belt with conductive thread, attach buttons and sensors and learn how to program these on a LilyPad Arduino to do what ever you want. For example indicate which way you are turning when cycling or adjuts the brightness of the LEDs dependent on the ambient light. This workshop will teach you handy tips and tricks to make your first steps into the vast possibilities of the world of wearable technology.

The workshop will be held over three consecutive evenings at Space Studios in Hackney. It is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Lilypad Ardunio, simple electronics and building awesome wearable tech!

There are 2 ticket types:

With Full Kit: which gets you your own Lilypad Arduino board and kit, complete with: 
USB to Serial TTL Cable
Light sensor
2 batteries double AA
conductive thread
battery holder (self made)
sewing material including webbing, snaps, needles,velcro

Workshop only: No kit will be supplied. You're welcome to bring your own kit and selection of components. 

What do I need to bring?

Your own Laptop! or if you need there are computers for you to use!

Recap of details:
7pm -9pm (2hrs to get your Lilypad on)
Tuesday evenings at Space Studios
27 November - 11 December

Either BYOAK (Bring your own Lilypad and Kit) or get full kit as a part of the ticket.

All prices Include all VAT

The workshop will be taught by our awesome designer and queen of all things soft circuits Katrin Baumgarten. Katrin is a London based technology artist and interaction designer. Her artworks and installations explore the extremes of human-tech relationships and unveil questions about the position of technology in society. Since graduating from the RCA in 2010 Katrin's work has been exhibited, amongst others, at the Victoria & Albert Museum London, Watermans Gallery and MoMA New York. Next to teaching creative electronic workshops through various organisations and working for Hirsch and Mann, she continuously develops new experimental works.