E-Textiles: Fabric Switches
Did you know that ordinary sewing notions can be used as electrical switches?
In this class that merges art and science, participants will learn how to stitch on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and use conventional sewing components as electrical switches. After making an E-Textile switchboard, participants will design and make a bag that incorporates an electrical circuit. So if you fancy a smart bag that reminds you when you’ve forgotten something, or just lights up in a really cool way, this is the class for you!
- $300 including all tools and materials
- Kindly note that we require a minimum of 4 participants to start a class
- 3 hours x 3 session
- This workshop is recommended for 12 years old and above
Class ScheduleSession 1
Learn basic e-sewing skills.
Make a fabric E-textile Switchboard using conductive thread, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), sewing notions, and battery holders.
Learn basic sewing machine skills.
Make a travel sling bag or drawstring backpack.
Design and sew a simple switch circuit onto the bag, based on what you would like the bag to be able to do!
This E-Textile workshop is available as a customised workshop. Do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. Please include your full name, email address, contact number, preferred class date, and the number of participants in the email.
If you have a special project in mind, or if you are interested in adding microcontrollers or sensors to create wearables and soft circuits, email us and we will work out something for you. Thank you!
To view photographs and videos of our previous E-textile workshops, head over to our Facebook page!