Costume Hacking Part III - Costuming Tricks & Treats

Join us in a three part series created to help you get started with e-textiles for your costumes. Learn how to work with conductive thread and the LilyPad Arduino to add light and sound effects to your clothing. The sessions are designed to be taken in order and are suitable for the complete beginner, with optional drop ins in sessions 2 or 3 for those who are familiar with e-textiles but want to learn more about LilyPad or more intermediate techniques. The last session of the series is designed to be a work session - bring in your project and get a crafty head start on your Halloween costume with tips and tricks from the Sparkfun team.

Materials included in this class are:

Concepts covered: In this final session we will begin prototyping a costume using either the LilyPad Development Board we played with in Session 2. We will talk about other ways of connecting components (conductive fabric, velcro, etc) and ways to make our own switches and sensors for future projects. The majority of this workshop is a crafting session working on individual costuming projects, with assistance from the instructors in troubleshooting and building.

Prerequisites: Students should bring in ideas for a project or works in progress to work on during this session. Ages 8 and up or experience with handsewing.

Note: We will not be providing products for sale during the session, please bring your own from previous sessions or pre-purchase the equivalent if you did not attend Sessions 1 or 2. Please bring a costume or work-in-progress you would like to add your electronics to. Some basic crafting/sewing supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

What to bring: Please bring the ProtoSnap - LilyPad Development Simple or LilyTwinkle components from Sessions 1 or 2 with you to class (or your own e-textiles components purchased prior to the class session that you would like to work with). Students are encouraged to bring their personal laptops for the programming portion of the class if they desire, computers will be provided in the classroom.

Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 2PM-5PM

Location: SparkFun Electronics. Please come to the front door on the southwest corner of the building. There will be a sign near the door indicating for you to ring the bell so we can let you in.

Instructors: Angela Sheehan and TBA

We will NOT accept walk-ins for this class unless you are registered. Thank you for understanding.


Note: Class registration is fully refundable until the weekday (M-F) prior to the class at 5:00pm MST. Please call to do so. If you wish to cancel after that time, or miss the workshop for any reason, we will transfer the amount you paid to SparkFun store credit, but cannot issue refunds. Thanks for your understanding!

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Class Time
  • Saturday, September 20th, 2014
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price $30.00
Slots Available 19/20

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