Wearables group

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Wearables tech is about incorporating sensors, lights, and other electronic gizmos into clothing and other items worn on your person for measurements, costumes, life enhancement.

The group currently meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month in Dinky at 7pm and works on practical things. Check the calendar if in doubt.

There is a a dedicated box of wearable related items, including fabrics, wearable microcontrollers, conductive thread, sewable LEDs, and interesting sensors. Think of it as a themed Makernight.

For more inspiration, look at some of the well-documented projects at Adafruit, Kobakant/DIY, or come along with your own ideas.

Current projects

  • Help us get a copy of Softwear in English
  • Drumming glove - using piezo electric pressure sensors
  • Skirt with LEDs

A list of useful wearables links from Laura

Kitronik Kitronik sell a lot of e-textiles products really good for beginners & for educational projects
(https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/resources/e-textiles-tutorials-resources/) Beginner to advanced guides, including basic e-textiles circuits, switches & buttons. – uk based

Adafruit lots of tutorials for Gemma and Flora projects (https://www.adafruit.com/) site for adafruit products – U.S based (http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/HandcraftingSensors.pdf) downloadable resource for making sensors

Pimoroni Sell a wide variety of electronics etc, including e-textiles /wearables including some from Adafruit and Kitronik - uk based

Proto-Pic Sells a wide variety of e-textiles / wearable electronics, good source of Velostat (pressure sensitive sheet), spools of conductive thread, conductive fabric and thermochromic pigment. Also sells adafruit products– uk based

Cool components Sells a wide variety of e-textiles / wearable electronics, good source of Velostat (pressure sensitive sheet), spools of conductive thread, conductive fabric and thermochromic pigment. Also sells adafruit products – uk based

How to Get What you Want Tutorials to make your own sensors, switches and some more complex projects. Good resource for conductive materials etc. Also on Instructables: (http://www.instructables.com/member/Plusea/?show=INSTRUCTABLES)

Softwear Resources for e-textiles & Arduino projects.

E-textile Lounge Lots of tutorials and guides from basic to advanced.

Eyebeam Downloadable resources on computational fashion