DIY Soft Electronics Workshop

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This past Saturday I had the opportunity to offer a public workshop as part of the Banff Summer Arts Festival at the Banff Centre. Together, we covered the basics of electronics, sewing, and soft circuitry. We also brainstormed about possibility interfaces design especially for the human body. With some conductive fabric and deluxe StitchLits kits in hand, we sewed up a storm and came up with some pretty exiting creations! Projects included leg warmers that light up when you click your heels like Dorothy, a cowboy hat that responds to being tipped, and disco shirt that flashes when you jiggle, and a light-up t-shirt that was featured in a bicycle race that took place later that afternoon. Thanks to the fantastically creative participants and to the Banff Centre for hosting us.

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Check out my interview about the workshop on CBC radio’s Wild Rose.

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