San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This LilyPad workshop is for absolute beginners! Attendance is capped at 6 people so you'll be guarenteed lots of individual instructor attention.
We'll be using these prototyping boards from Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11052 (Remember that materials are worked into the registration fee so you get to keep everything after the workshop!)
In this 4-to-5 hour course (plus a 1 hour lunch break @ 1pm), we'll look at how to hook up the supplied electronics components, how they work together, and write some Arduino code. In the afternoon, we'll finally snap the components apart and learn how to sew the LilyPad onto a piece of fabric using conductive thread!
Note that I assume absolute beginner-level knowledge and that includes no previous programming experience and no electronics experience.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach me at pearl[at]karma-laboratory.com.
Things to bring to the workshop
Bring your laptop and power cord! If possible, please also download and install the Arduino 1.0.1 software for your operating system in advance from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
When & Where
Karma Laboratory is a Toronto-based studio that develops tools and curriculum for technology education. Visit karma-laboratory.com for more info.
The company was founded by Pearl Chen in 2002. Pearl is an independent educator, web developer, artisan, and Android enthusiast.
If there is a workshop that you would like to see offered or if you have a request for an alternative date/time, please send Pearl a note!