This course introduces the basics of analog and digital inputs/outputs, electronic components, and basic coding for microprocessors, for use in wearable objects, jewelry, and sculpture. This course is recommended for sculptors, fine artists, fashion designers, jewelry designers, and anyone interested in incorporating light, motion, and interactivity into their projects.
1. Paper related
paper (or appropriate substrate for the workshop)
small tip brushes
tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
woodless graphite pencil
A variety of LEDs of your choosing. Keep aesthetics in mind and default to diffused! 360° LEDs + 5050 SMD LEDs + 5MM in bulk I usually get one of the big kits from Evil Mad Scientist.
220 Ohm Resistors (red, red, brown)
10 K Ohm Resistors (black, brown, orange)
3V Lithium Batteries
Small Neodynmium Magnets (you can get these from AI Friedman, the Container Store (look in the office section), or online)
Copper Tape (1/4″ width)
Bare conductive paint pen or container Also available at Radioshack or Adafruit
Coin cell battery holders (at least 3)
Small Recording Module
A basic sewing kit including needles, thread, seam ripper, etc.
Electroluminescent ink and other EL display materials at Gwent Electronic Materials
Other Inks + Pigments
Conductive Fabric for circuits at EMF,
Conductive Thread for sewing machine at Sparkfun
Conductive Thread for hand sewing at Sparkfun
Resistive Thread (light gray) at EMF
Velostat by 3M at EMF
Conductive Tape + Adhesive
3M™ Copper Conductive Tape at Tedpella
For tutorials and inspiration. Basically black holes of internet click throughs.
Margarita Benitez (Truly exhaustive)
How To Get What You Want (You should explore this often)
Kit of No Parts
3lectromode. Avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies (This is fairly new, and it is fantastic.)
High Low Tech Group @ MIT
ITP’s Physical Computing Page
Their sensor workshop site is also fantastic.
Soft Circuit Saturdays
Influential People to Google.
To browse or include on your regular checklist.
How to Get What You Want
Adafruit’s Wearable Tech Blog
E-Textile Summer Camp
Materiability Research Network You must join to access
Eyebeam Computational Fashion
Soft Circuit Saturdays No longer publishing, but good stuff.
Please include anything else fun that you think might be of interest!
LEDs in Parallel and Series
Leah Bucheley Tutorials
Lab.thebrothersmueller ( thermochromatic-ink )