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Project: Blinky Pants

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

Project: Blinky Pants

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
EL Wire, June 5
This ticket grants admission to the June 5th EL Wire session of Project: Blinky Pants.
Sold Out Ended $40.00 $1.79
Aniomagic LEDs, June 12
This ticket grants admission to the June 12th Aniomagic LED session of Project: Blinky Pants.
Sold Out Ended $40.00 $1.79
EL Wire, June 19
This ticket grants admission to the June 19th EL Wire session of Project: Blinky Pants.
1 Ticket Ended $40.00 $1.79
Aniomagic LEDs, June 26
This ticket grants admission to the June 26th Aniomagic LEDs session of Project: Blinky Pants.
Sold Out Ended $40.00 $1.79

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Project: Blinky Pants


Wearable lights are an uptrending component of tomorrow's fashion. Now's the chance to explore the world of wearable light art. Participants in this class will learn several techniques for augmenting their style with a bit of light-up flair. One session will be a class on electroluminescent (EL) wire, a popular material for creating brightly lit linear patterns on clothing, accessories, and more! The second session will focus on creating simple circuits with LEDs and camera batteries to create wearable light accessories.

Class Goals:

Participants in this class will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of simple EL and LED-based light projects. The goal of this class is to introduce people with less experience in electronic media to some of the possibilities available to make their clothes and artwork shine.


This will be suitable for beginners to sewing in general. Participants should take some time beforehand to brainstorm and come up with 2-3 potential uses for light in their costumes, clothes, or wearable art. Bringing a vision to the class will help participants get the most out of it; however, some suggested projects will be available to work on. No prior experience with electronics or soldering necessary.


Materials will be available for purchase from the instructor.

EL Wire class: $20 total

  • 5' of EL wire [[http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.ACCT88394/it.A/id.743/.f][High Bright Long Life- 2.6mm (#WHBS)]] $7
  • 4 AAA batteries, y connector
  • 2-18' driver [[http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.ACCT88394/it.A/id.64/.f][Pocket Pack Driver (DPP-D15)]] $8

Aniomagic class: $25 total

  • 1 Aniomagic "Sparkle" microcontroller $9.95 6 Aniomagic LED boards $6
  • 1 battery holder / switch $1.50
  • 1 watch battery $2
  • 10 yards conductive thread $5

[aniomagic may not ship in time in which case similar LED components will be available]

Instructor Biography:

Rachel Boyce

Rachel has been working with light art and LEDs for the past two years. She basically followed the track of this class in learning how to make fun things out of blinky bits. She's currently involved with an ongoing project called Chromodynamic Playground (chrmodynamics.org) that uses LED light arrays in interactive art installations.

Event Time:

There are two distinct class sessions of Project: Blinky Pants, each offered twice this month on Tuesday evening. Feel free to mix and match which one or two sessions you sign up for.

EL Wire 1: Tuesday, June 5, 7PM - 10PM

Aniomagic LEDs 1: Tuesday, June 12, 7PM - 10PM

EL Wire 2: Tuesday, June 19, 7PM - 10PM

Aniomagic LEDs 2: Tuesday, June 26, 7PM - 10PM

Have questions about Project: Blinky Pants? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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