// DESCRIPTION //
The short winter days are coming. This is the perfect time to design your own interactive light-up accessory. During this special one-of-a-kind FashionTech workshop, we will give you an introduction into programming and teach you electronic and e-textile basics. You will learn how to set up a wearable microcontroller and connect an LED as well as a light sensor. While designing the beanie, you will work with different materials and techniques such as using conductive thread and integrating and isolating the electronic components. To make it all pretty and wearable, we will be sewing the electronics, along with some laser cut snowflakes, onto our beanies. Besides gaining your first hands-on experience, you will get an exclusive insight into ElektroCouture’s new FashionTech Studio. After the workshop, you will understand the use of electronics for future FashionTech projects and you can take home your personal glowing winter accessory.
// REQUIREMENTS //
Participants don’t need any previous knowledge to attend this course. Participants should bring their own laptop. Materials & tools will be provided.
// ABOUT THE TUTOR //
Engineer and fashion tech designer, Lina Wassong, seeks innovative ways of digitalizing the environment and the human body, always questioning how we will seamlessly connect and communicate with electronic components in the future. Wassong also leads workshops and gives tutorials. She has co-written an O’Reilly book about light, electronics and programming, and is currently working on a second book about wearables and e-textiles.
Angelika Grundmann, is a Industrial Design Engineer and Open Innovator with a passion for social technology, driven innovation and human-centered product design. She has a background in digital fabrication and prototyping and is currently managing The Studio of the Berlin-based FashionTech Company ElektroCouture.
// WORKSHOP SCHEDULE //
10:00 – Intro
10:30 – Wearable microcontroller & sensors
11:00 – Programming
12:00 – Lunch / Food & drinks will be provided!
13:00 – Prototyping
14:30 – Designing
17:30 – Presentation
18:00 - End / Networking