Saturday Jan 30, 2016 10:00 am
Join Instructor Stan Hanel as he gives an introduction to electronics in a class that mixes hands-on and lecture. We will study electronic sensor technologies and how they can be integrated with wearable fabrics.
This class can be taken standalone: or part of our continuing series, and is open to all skill levels.
The “hands-on” part of the class will be a “wearable tech” DIY project! Build a wearable butterfly with two wings that oscillate by using a shape-memory-metal actuator.
The instructional part of the class will also focus on digital logic and digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) circuitry:
1. Introduction to Boolean Logic.
2. Flow chart diagrams and decision symbols
3. Logic gate schematic symbols
4. How to implement abstract logic gates into physical digital circuits
5. Overview of Shape Memory Metals and applications
During the practical part of the class, we will build a monostable multivibrator oscillator circuit, then sew the circuit components, butterfly wings, and shape memory metal actuator into fabric. No soldering required, but lots of practice with a needle and thread to build soft, flexible and conductive circuits. Conductive thread and shape memory metal wire will be included in the kit.
Optional reference text for this class will again be “Fashioning Technology” by Syuzi Pakhchyan:http://fashioningtechnology.com/
Also, check out the Adafruit website at: https://www.adafruit.com/