Wearable Technology (Sept 28 - Nov 23)

DATE: Sept 28 - Nov 23 2019
TIME: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1pm
8 weeks
LOCATION: The Hub, 404 McArthur Avenue (located in the strip mall next to the main building)
LEVEL: All skills welcome
Max class size :10
Lee Jones
The Future of Fashion: Wearables, E-textiles and DIY
E-textiles and having electronics in your clothes might sound like science-fiction but is actually a fun and easy way to learn all about electricity and building sensors. E-textiles combine learning craft techniques (such as sewing, weaving, knitting and crocheting) with the added excitement of making a circuit work.
What will you learn?
In these introductory workshops, individuals will learn all about design thinking, rapid prototyping and soft circuits. These workshops will cover the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build your circuit, and sewing tools and techniques you can use to put everything together. Participants will also build off their new-found knowledge of soft circuits and start building interactive projects with soft sensors. Workshop participants will learn how to make soft sensors that can detect touch, stretch, and movement.
No prior knowledge of electronics or sewing is required for these workshops.


Class 1: Design Thinking and Modular Wearables
In this class we’ll go over how to use design thinking to develop wearable concepts.
Class 2: Making Paper Prototypes with Paper Circuits
Learn how to use conductive paint and copper tape to make wearable paper prototypes.
Class 3: Introduction to E-textiles
In this class we will go over the basics of how to make a circuit and how to sew with conductive thread.
Class 4: Interactive Sewing Accessories
Learn how to use everyday sewing accessories such as zippers, buttons, and clasps to turn interactive projects on and off.
Class 5: Soft Sensors
Learn how to use conductive threads and fibers to make sensors that detect touch.
Class 6: Knitting & Weaving Sensors
In this class we will be using looms and knitting techniques to make soft sensors.
Class 7: Colour-Changing Textiles & Bio Dyes
In this class we will be using thermochromic dyes to make fabrics and threads that change colour, and looking at eco-friendly ways to dye your own clothes.
Class 8: Microcontrollers & DIY Body Sensors
Learn how to make DIY body sensors and use microcontrollers to do things with this data.

Refund/Cancellation policy:
Written notice of cancellation may be processed with a full refund (minus a 10% admin fee) two weeks prior to the course starting.  Cancellations received 1 week prior to the course are eligible for a 50% refund unless there is a wait list for the course.  Cancellations within the final week prior to the course are non-refundable unless there is a wait list for the course and the course can be run with full attendance.

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