August 15, 2012
Beginners’ course will teach LilyPad Arduino and embedding circuits into textile projects
WHO: SparkFun Electronics’ Department of Education
SparkFun Electronics (http://www.sparkfun.com) is a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation. Its products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals about the wonderful world of embedded electronics. For more information about SparkFun’s educational initiatives, please visit Learn.Sparkfun.com.
WHAT: Soft Circuits are Sew Fun
Students in this class will sew together a jar of twinkling LED fireflies, a robot with a LED heart throb or a luminous LED jellyfish. The class begins with an introduction to basic LilyPad circuits, and students can choose one of three patterns to create and embed their circuit into. This project is a great way for beginners to learn the basics of e-textiles and the LilyPad Arduino, since there is no soldering required, and students are able to take home a functioning creation animated with LilyPad LEDs.
First, attendees will create a pattern and learn how to lay out a microcontroller circuit. Then they will sew together their projects using both conductive and non-conductive thread. Some sewing techniques and tricks and troubleshooting of sewn circuits will be covered during the class, and for those not familiar with circuits, we will also cover series and parallel, battery life and buttons.
WHERE: SparkFun Electronics
6175 Longbow Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MST
CONTACT: For more information on SparkFun Electronics, or to set up an interview with SparkFun’s education team, please contact Jeremy Douglas at Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.