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DIY Wearables (Basic Electronics Workshop)

Learn the basics of fashion-forward DIY circuits in this introductory workshop on building easy, fabric-based, wearable electronics. This workshop is for anyone who's looking to learn more about designing outfits + wearable accessories that have playful and purposeful interactive functionality.

In this workshop, we'll have fun exploring the early designs of wearable tech as well as the what, who, when, where, how, and why of DIY solutions for building your own creative circuits. This is a beginner electronics workshop and is intended for artists, musicians, and hobbyists that want to explore the foundations of designing and building their own wearable technology.

✂️ Workshop topics include: ✂️
+ Early wearable tech designs
+ Contemporary DIY wearable tech designers to watch
+ Exploring the interaction design model
+ How to design your first wearable circuit
+ Being environmentally friendly in your designs
+ Example DIY projects
+++ Project 1* :: Capacitive touch USB MIDI controller ($40 kit available for sale at workshop)
+++ Project 2* :: LED pixel pattern ($50 kit available for sale at workshop)

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Please note* that tickets are listed at $15 for the workshop presentation and kits for Project 1* ($45) + Project 2* ($60) will be available for sale, separately, at the workshop. If you'd like to purchase a kit to follow the example circuits that will be covered in the workshop, please send an email to hello@streetcat.media to let us know that you'd like to reserve a kit for purchase at the workshop. If you'd like to bring own materials, there's no pressure to buy a kit! Check out the Very Frugal Person materials list below of recommended items you should bring if you'd like to supply your own materials.

Project 1* ($45) kit includes ::
+ cotton-based recycled fabric (twill or denim)
+ embroidery thread
+ embroidery hoop
+ embroidery needle
+ Teensy 3.2
+ Conductive fabric or copper buttons
+ 22-24 AWG Wire
+ 5v micro USB power supply
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Project 2* ($60) kit includes ::
+ cotton-based recycled fabric (twill or denim)
+ embroidery thread
+ embroidery hoop
+ embroidery needle
+ Adafruit Circuit Playground
+ Adafrui Neopixels (8pk)
+ 22-24 AWG Wire
+ 5v micro USB power supply
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Very Frugal Person materials list ::
+ cotton-based recycled twill or denim pants (base fabric, will be cut up)
+ embroidery thread
+ embroidery hoop
+ embroidery needle
+ 22-24 AWG wire
+ Project 1* - Teensy 3.2 or 3.6, thin gauge copper plates (precut, button size), conductive fabric, or e-textile of your choice, 5v microUSB power supply (Android phone charger)
+ Project 2* - Adafruit Circuit Playground (Classic or Express), Adafruit Neopixels (max 8), 5v microUSB power supply (Android phone charger)