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Wearable Tech 101

About this event

This live workshop will start with a step-by-step tutorial to construct tech-garments, including explanation of common open-source hardware used, integration with soft materials and programming of microcontrollers. We will be making a wearable patch as a 101 demonstration. The basic principles established will be used to scale up into a full tech-embedded dress. Kitty will show her work in progress of a recent dress she’s creating. See some examples at https://www.hackster.io/kitty-yeung

If you'd like to build along, you can purchase the Gemma Starter Pack from Adafruit (pictured above). You will also need some felt (see image below for example of use). Please ensure that you prep your Gemma V2 by installing the Arduino, NeoPixel, and Gemma libraries. You can find more information on prepping your Gemma V2 here.

(Live events have a max number of participants, so be early if you want to watch live)

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  • Guest speaker
    KY G
    Kitty Yeung Manager of the Garage, Silicon Valley, Creative Technologist @ Microsoft

    After finishing her PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard and conducting research at Intel, Kitty found the perfect way to integrate art/design with science/technology via tech-fashion design. Her work focuses on applying cutting-edge technologies to both garments and manufacturing processes.


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