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Fashion Tech: Create Your Own Interactive Garment
Sat, Jan 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – Sat, Feb 13, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Explore the world of Fashion Technology and learn to integrate interactive components into garments with Birce Ozkan in this 3 Part Course.
*Due to the upcoming winter storm on 1/23, course dates have been adjusted to begin January 30th; the course runs 3 consecutive Saturdays (new dates: Part 2 on February 6th and Part 3 on February 13th) from 2-5pm.*
Participants will learn how to use those sensors and integrate them into garments to create reactive pieces using LED lights. We will explore the use of different sensors such as light, distance, motion, touch and sound as the materials to create interactive garments.
Part 1: Participants will be introduced to various fashion tech designers and examine their work to understand their methodology to use different sensor into their designs. An introduction to electronics, basic circuitry and microcontrollers will be followed by a soldering workshop.
Part 2: Learn about input and output systems for microcontrollers and learn how to read data from sensors. You’ll be introduced to different techniques required to integrate interactive components into garments, how to select the best possible sensor to create reactive garments using LEDs and establish a simple but robust design pipeline to go from an idea to a functional garment prototype. With a choice of photocell or sound sensors, participants will design their own wearable technology piece with integrated circuitry.
Part 3: The last part will be dedicated to conceptualization and execution. Participants will solder their custom circuits and construct their interactive wearable piece. Last but not least, we will have an inclass “fashion tech runway show” to celebrate our achievements!