Sewable Circuits

Today was the first of two days at a workshop hosted by the High-Low Tech Group at MIT. The objectives of this event for educators it to explore sewable circuits, accelerometers, and the LilyPad Adrduino controller.

My first project was a simple circuit with a batter holder and an LED. I decorated it to look like a flower.

My next project that will be continued tomorrow is a glove with an accelerometer attached to an arduino processor. I am loving this workshop!

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2 Comments on “Sewable Circuits”

  1. stlgeekwoman says:

    Ah, my education continues. From wiki: (And don’t you just love that the English renamed it?) The project began in Ivrea, Italy (the site of the computer company Olivetti), in 2005 to make a device for controlling student-built interaction design projects less expensive than other prototyping systems available at the time. As of May 2011, more than 300,000 Arduino units are “in the wild.” Founders Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles named the project after Arduin of Ivrea, the main historical character of the town. “Arduino” is an Italian masculine first name, meaning “strong friend”. The English version of the name is “Hardwin”.

    What role will the accelerometer play in your particular application, or should I say
    “appliquetion.”

  2. […] an accelerometer to control an object on a computer. In Technological Ontogeny, I wrote two posts (first, second) about the […]


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