Intro to Soft Circuits with Deren Guler of Teknikio

August 1, 2015 At 117 Beekman Street, Manhattan, NY
Hours: 1:30PM-4:00PM
Cost: $25 General/$15 Youth (21 and below)

This workshop is presented as part of the ‘Making Patterns‘ exhibit showing at 117 Beekman Street.

Learn how to bling up your fashion in this Intro to Soft Circuits! Using conductive materials, fabrics, and sewable LED lights you will design and sew a wearable light circuit accessory to take home at the end of the workshop. The workshop will be structured to accommodate all skill levels from the expert seamstress who is just starting out with electronics, to the engineer who is just learning how to sew.  Interested in digging deeper or want to pick up another set of supplies for a friend?  You can pick up a Teknikio Fabtronic Sewing Set for $16 that comes with all of the supplies you need.

PLEASE NOTE
The workshop is open to all ages, though children younger than 10 should be accompanied by an adult.  If you are a youth and need further discount, please do not hestitate to contact [email protected] for a special code.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Deren Guler is a physicist, designer and educator based in New York. Designing accessible tools to improve the quality of life and empower a diverse audience motivates all of her work. She has lead design and engineering based workshops around the world at museums, universities and community organizations.  She created Teknikio- a series of toolsets enable you to re-imagine your world using craft, smart materials and electronics, in attempt to fill the gap of low-tech toolkits for children, especially for young girls.  For more information, please visit Teknikio.

MATERIALS
Your registration fee includes the following:
– sewable RGB lightboard
– batteryboard
– fabric
– conductive thread
– switch