LilyPad Arduino Workshop Details:
The IEEE Victorian WIE Affinity Group has put together a series of introductory workshop on wearable electronics. We will be using the LilyPad Arduino, a sewable microcontroller, to provide training to beginner and more advanced programmers in a creative environment that would be attractive to females.
LilyPad Arduino can be sewn to fabric using conductive thread and programmed using Arduino software. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to how this microcontroller and a set of sewable electronic modules can be used together to create interactive garments and accessories. The next part of the workshop will focus on software installation and connection of the board. Several simple programs are used to test the board and design simple circuits to use switches, sensors and LEDs. Once everyone has gained confidence in using the software and uploading programs to the board, participants will be given fabric, conductive thread and needles and guided to design a simple circuit and sew the components onto fabric.
Beginner workshops will be held on a monthly basis throughout 2015 with an advanced workshop also being organised by the Victorian WIE team. The culmination of the program will be participants showcasing their e-textile clothing in an e-fashion runway in August!
Places are limited. If you are unable to get a ticket for this workshop, please send us an email on email@example.com so we can add your name to our waiting list for the next workshop.