#232 Intermediate Soft Circuits: Twinkling Lights by Gail Hollinger, Thursday 1 pm to 4 pm
Experience: Basic hand sewing
Workshop Description: If you love bling, you are going to love Soft Circuits, lighting up your textiles and clothing with conductive thread and tiny, LED lights! We will be embellishing a scarf with LEDs sewn to a preprogramed Arduino that will make the LED’s light up randomly (the pictured scarf has twelve LEDs). The scarf can be fleece or knitted/crocheted, or you can add the lights to a piece of clothing or other item. Once you learn the basics of Soft Circuits (which includes some simple-to-understand electronics theory), you can begin adding lights to hats, clothing, handbags, etc.
Participants should bring: A piece of fleece fabric or a panel of knitting or crocheting approximately 12’ X 60”, or any other item you wish, and a pair of sharp scissors.
Material Fee: $30 Conductive thread, two Arduinos, coin cell holder/switch, coin cell battery, LED lights, needles, fabric, paper, and a bound booklet of instructions.
Class Limit: 12