Tech+Textile: An Introduction to Wearable Electronics Workshop

Hours: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: $100 (Materials Included)

Learn the basics of making your own wearable electronics! Join Adafruit’s Becky Stern for a hands-on tech+textile workshop using the FLORA Arduino-compatible microcontroller.  Get an up-close look at many of the electronic fashions showcased in Adafruit’s tutorials (Becky will bring a garment rack of goodies for show and tell), and get a glimpse of the vast creative possibilities of the FLORA platform. Then dive in with your own FLORA Budget Pack for a guided intro to programming your own colorful LED animations.  You’ll leave the workshop inspired to incorporate electronics into your own designs, and with enough momentum to be able to follow/customize any Adafruit FLORA tutorial!

Then take home the Flora Budget Pack, included in your workshop fee at a discounted rate! ($44.95 Value)

About the Instructor:

Becky Stern is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit, an educational electronics manufacturer and kit company in downtown NYC.  Every week she makes a new do-it-yourself craft+tech project tutorial & video, and hosts “Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern“, a weekly live show on YouTube. She was five years old when she first wielded a video camera, cloned her first Beanie Baby at age eight, and has been combining textiles with electronics since 2005.  Becky studied at Parsons The New School for Design and Arizona State University and teaches at School of Visual Arts’ Products of Design grad program. She is a member of the Brooklyn art combine Madagascar Institute and the internet-based group Free Art & Technology (FAT).


This workshop is perfect for the experienced designer/stitcher with little to no programming or engineering experience.



Visible Futures Lab
School of Visual Arts
132 West 21st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Thank you to our Partners:

Projects: Computational Fashion

People: Becky SternErica KermaniPaul Amitai

Research: Education

Tags: Adafruit, arduino, electronics, flora, wearable electronics, wearable technology