Lovie Circuits (Section 1)
Materials Fee $10
Day/Time: Saturday, April 22 3:30 PM (90 minutes)
Location: Workshop PavilionSWITCH's Alison Lewis will show you how to make two loving circuits for wearing or plushie dolls. When the circuits are together they magically connect and both light up with a blinking red heart. When apart you can make it light up to remember the one you love, but they are happier together. This circuit can be put inside two hand made plushie dolls, in t-shirts or in an accessories like a bracelets.
At the workshop we will be building the inside circuit and you add them to whatever you want; follow Alison's lovie doll or t-shirt
design or make your own. It is a really great project for those who want to learn about timer chips and how to put fabric and circuits
You keep one lovie and give one to your best friend, lover, daughter or son, or your grandma, and every time you visit your lovies can be together. Or keep them together all the time and let their shining light remind you of your love for one another.
Purchase packet of parts for $10 (contains every electrical part you'll need such as little wires, LEDs, solder board, electronic thread, snaps and batteries) good for 1 Lovie. Bring an old pillow, t-shirt or fun fabric, needle and matching thread. (having your own little sewing kit with scissors is helpful too)
Kids interested in taking this workshop must have adult supervision.
This workshop will be repeated on Sunday at 3:30 PM.
Related site: http://www.iheartswitch.com
Alison Lewis focuses her work on technology with a soft, fun, social and romantic appeal. She has worked as an electronic textile designer at DuPont and as an interaction strategist and designer for Samsung and Imagination. Her work has been shown at the SIGGRAPH, MIT SEAMLESS, Korea Design Biennale, and on ARTE' TV in Germany and France. Alison is a graduate of Parsons School of Design's Design and Technology Master's program in New York City. She is a freelance design consultant in New York and an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design where she teaches courses on how design affects our everyday experience and fashion technology. Currently, she is producing an online DIY show called "SWITCH" where she and her guest co-hosts make fun and fashionable gear with electronics.