NYC Makers: Tech+Textile: An Introduction to Wearable Electronics Workshop

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NYC Makers: Tech+Textile: An Introduction to Wearable Electronics Workshop


Attention NYC-area makers! If you’ve been dying to break into the world of wearable electronics, but weren’t sure how to get started, Eyebeam and Becky Stern from Adafruit have the perfect class for you: Tech+Textile: An Introduction to Wearable Electronics Workshop.

Learn the basics of making your own wearable electronics! Join Adafruit’s Becky Stern for a hands-on tech+textile workshop using the FLORA Arduino-compatible microcontroller. Get an up-close look at many of the electronic fashions showcased in Adafruit’s tutorials (Becky will bring a garment rack of goodies for show and tell), and get a glimpse of the vast creative possibilities of the FLORA platform. Then dive in with your own FLORA Budget Pack for a guided intro to programming your own colorful LED animations. You’ll leave the workshop inspired to incorporate electronics into your own designs, and with enough momentum to be able to follow/customize any Adafruit FLORA tutorial!


  • Date: 21 Jun 2014
  • Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: School of Visual Arts Visible Futures Lab
  • Skills needed: This workshop is perfect for the experienced designer/stitcher with little to no programming or engineering experience.

Click here to see further details and to register for the class.

You can also find more information on FLORA in the Maker Shed.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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