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New classes were just announced over at NYCResistor, New York City’s hacker space, and this one on wireless wearableson December 14 sounds particularly interesting:

Get ready to explore the delights of mutual connectivity with the soon-to-be released XBee LilyPad! This class will introduce the communication and construction techniques necessary to create wireless wearables. We’ll start by learning how to communicate using XBee radios, including digital, analog, input and output modes along with an overview of other useful features. Once we’ve made contact, we’ll translate our circuits onto fabric, learning how to make flexible, durable, and attractive connections between components using conductive textiles and threads. By the end of the class, we’ll have our soft circuits conversing wirelessly and you’ll be ready to create your own clothing, toy or tapestry that talks!

More:

New Soft Circuit Kits in the Maker Shed and Massive Soft Electronics Roundup

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).