ElecTRONic Wearables

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  • Hollywood & Vine

    1600 Vine Street #254, Hollywood, CA (map)

    34.099810 -118.326645

  • Garage is on the Selma side between Argyle and Vine
  • We're going to be giving a demonstration on creating electrical circuits on different textiles and learning the basics of voltage, load and polarity with conductive threads and paints. This is a good beginner class for anyone who's interested in making wearable lights for costumes and wants to get the basics. I will also be covering how to draw a diagram and some of the symbols used. Later we will have a more advanced class about programming microcontrollers, waterproofing and working with larger pieces.

    You can bring items you'd like to work with and learn how to apply simple lights and batteries. I will be supplying most materials needed and donations will be accepted so that we can fund more hands-on projects like this in the future. 100% of donations go right back into purchasing components for the club.

    Items that would work well would be thicker fabrics, hats, broaches, purses, or anything substantial that you could poke small holes in to feed thread or LED leads through.

     

     

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  • Asim

    will luv to, weekends will work for me!!

    August 23

  • Patrick W.

    Depends on the date. :)

    June 12, 2013

  • Patrick W.

    Depends on the date. :)

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would really like to make a quorra costume but have zero idea of where to start

    March 31, 2013

  • Rowena

    Interested in attending. Pls. keep us posted on the date.

    January 2, 2013

  • Jeni

    all right. I made a new one so we can get the new details up. "Part Duex"

    Go add yourselves!


    http://www.meetup.com/LARoboticsClub/events/97087292/

    December 30, 2012

  • Jeni

    ANYONE know how we can add the date to the original meetup so it will go to the TOP? If it needs the original datemaker, maybe we shoulod create a new one--then at least several peole have to acknowledge it before it "goes live" to the page. I had this trouble with the "Funmeet", nobody clicked it so it wouldn't show up on the upcoming meetups.

    December 30, 2012

  • Micaela

    is this really going to happen?

    December 20, 2012

    • matt p.

      Yes. Jan 19th. At crashspace. Update the event details if you have access.

      December 20, 2012

  • matt p.

    I am here.

    I suggest we do something on the 19th of January at CrashSpaceLA ???

    we've done several wearable electronics meetups, workshops, and presentations at crashspace, so i'd be happy to host. I might even have a special guest lined up.... more details to follow. anyone else into that idea?

    thanks, matt

    2 · December 7, 2012

    • Keith S.

      Works for me

      December 7, 2012

    • matt p.

      Ok, It is on the crashspace calendar for 2-6p... i'll send an update as we get closer. please feel free to add any ideas here and invite who ever wants to come.

      2 · December 7, 2012

  • Jeni

    Is the person who suggested this meet up around?

    December 7, 2012

  • crablouis

    Yikes, there are now 81 people signed up for this!

    December 3, 2012

  • Jeni

    I attended a class about a month ago that Sparkfun put on for adding lighting and small controllers to shirts/ clothing using metallic thread. It was interesting using metallic thread and a little tricky, but in the end IT WORKED! Yay!

    Anyone up to asking Sparkfun or Adafruit if they'd like to host us a tad for suppplies? Sparkfun encouraged me to do so at the class, but this is not my forte.

    Let's do this--can we kibbitz on the date or I know two possible locations, if that is a prob.

    December 3, 2012

  • Isabella

    Definitely looking forward to this!

    December 2, 2012

  • Jeni

    just did the Sparkfun wearables workshop. It was interesting. AND IT WORKED!

    October 21, 2012

  • Sheila

    I'm a professor at USC in the CS dept and I would like to hold this meeting at USC in October. Please let me know if you are still interested.

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends on the date, but I'm very interested.

    July 16, 2012

  • Charles

    I have seen a photo of a womans bra made in a 3D printer. I suspect it used a soft plastic like silacon or a gel to not be hard or stiff like most plastics.

    July 5, 2012

  • Charles

    I have seen a photo of a woman's bra made in a 3D printer but don't know any more than that. Suspect it is made of silacon or other soft flexible plastic .

    July 5, 2012

  • Wendy B.

    what about a hat for solar phone power pannels?

    July 5, 2012

  • Wendy B.

    Annika- or others, Should I plan my project for an item that will never need to be washed again? I'd like to do a little science concept art on my denim jacket, but that might need to be laundered sooner or later.

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends on date, but my interest skyrockets :)

    June 20, 2012

  • crablouis

    With those dimensions, 4.9 x 2.5 x 0.13 in , the panels might make nifty epaulettes.

    January 21, 2012

  • Alex56782

    January 21, 2012

  • Alex56782

    here more info on Parallax's Solar panel set, theres info videos on bottom of page

    http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/PowerSupplies/tabid/165/ProductID/659/CategoryID/39/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

    feel free to add more info or suggestions.

    January 20, 2012

  • Alex56782

    fashion can be done by more qualified team meambers, I got two left feet when it comes to fashion.

    January 20, 2012

  • Alex56782

    Sounds neat, since ppl make "Darwinian" actions; SAFETY first. do you guys want to try it on a regular 3 ring paper binder, it has enough space for holding the parts, non flameable materials can be tested there too.

    see video for basic 5v info.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSzVs7_aW-Y

    there should be more kinds of solar pannels, how about this one.
    http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/PowerSupplies/tabid/165/ProductID/790/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

    January 20, 2012

  • Sashibot

    That sounds like a good project idea for this group.

    1 · January 20, 2012

  • Homan C.

    I am very interested in putting together a jacket with solar panels to charge up my iphone/andriod. Any advice on what kits I should purchase (what type of solar panels) and possibly bring to this meetup? I also need some expertise advise on how to collect the current from the panels and power regulate 5V 1A to a usb cable.

    January 20, 2012

  • Charles

    I've seen a writeup on someone with a contract for piezio's in heel and ball of foot or someone developing the idea. Cannot remember if was in NASA Tech Briefs or magazine like Pop Science/Pop Mechanics? Just thinking about it I doubt without 20-40 in each shoe it will be worth the money to make a proof of concept. How much power can one piezio generate? It took about 5 years to resolve posts on Li-Ion batteries for cars to not cost $100K for a pair.

    January 13, 2012

  • crablouis

    Sounds like the heel pumps in Fremen stillsuit boots, Charles.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillsuit#Stillsuit)

    January 12, 2012

  • Charles

    Some photocells use a photocell layer under top layer. If a cloth lets say 30% of light go through like in photocells a second layer may pickup 10% more energy. But may need a dieelectric layer to separate electricity in each layer. Can movement of cloth on underarm and armpit have opposite polarity to generate electricity from arm movement? I believe DARPRA funded testing piezio's in shoes to charge battery's.

    January 12, 2012

  • crablouis

    Yay, a venue!

    January 11, 2012

  • Michael B.

    I've done some Arduino development and I'm interested in Lilypad and other wearable microprocessors.

    December 19, 2011

  • Tosha S.

    Hi I am a fashion design student at the school of the art institute of chicago and this class would help me tremendously with my concept. I know as much as I can about apply motors, light, sound or heat responsive materials to textiles.

    December 18, 2011

  • Adam G.

    Date & Location?

    December 14, 2011

  • jamie

    Depending on the number of people who want to come and the date...I might be able to provide the location

    December 13, 2011

  • Charles

    Depends on location & have various cloth samples.

    December 13, 2011

  • John

    Very cool. But be careful where you wear this stuff...like at airports & perhaps a few other places. Read a story in a robotics rag a few years ago about a girl who made her own wearable led gadget...was at an airport and some dumbass security person had her arrested. The article implied that regardless of how harmless the device was, the airport would not drop the case and the girl was still fighting the case more than a year later. Scary.

    December 12, 2011

  • crablouis

    Interested!

    December 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am about to start a data glove project, so this will be great!!!

    December 12, 2011

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