April Soft Circuit Workshops in SF

Craft & Design

The Soft Circuit Workshop taught by NYU ITP alum Grace Kim has 2 classes coming up this month at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. The workshop will cover basics of wearable technology. Workshop participants will be given a historical overview of wearables in the context of fashion, art, and technology. Grace Kim will share basic sewing and embroidery techniques and tips on how to repurpose everyday sewing procedure for use in wearables projects. Students will be given project-based instruction on basic circuitry and will construct soft circuits using conductive thread and fabric. No prior experience with electronics or sewing required. All materials and fees are included. There’s still seats available for this Saturday’s workshop!
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Saturday, April 17th
Saturday April 24th
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Day One:
History and context
Measuring energy
Creating a circuit on a breadboard
Soft circuit basics
Embroidery basics
Workshop time: make an LED wristband
Assignment: prototype a concept of an exaggerated sense
Day Two:
Class presentations
Introduction to resistance (including how to use a multimeter)
Introduction to sensors
Introduction to switches (including how to turn everyday sewing notions into switches)
Watch this fun timelapse video from a previous workshop:

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