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eTextiles using Arduino

It'd be great to learn Arduino in the future to learn to hack circuits for wearble technology for example and do a skillshare! Lets get together and make awesome electronics that we can take home and dazzle our friends with! Pumping Station One has all the supplies ready for us, all we have to do is show up, make, and learn!

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  • Barbara I.

    Thanks for letting me check out the eTextiles session. I finally got time to write up the story. You can see it at http://www.chicagotalks.org/2013/02/20/hack-like-a-woman/ Take care!
    barbara i

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very creative experience! Thank you so much for allowing me to visit, participate and learn! Great time!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad I was able to participate. Thank you Melissa for initiating this :)

    Nate's method of teaming us up and diving into projects to learn via trial and error worked out well in the end.
    The collaborations that happened among my table mates was pretty fascinating to watch. One made a cat button and another helped her to actually make it 'meow" (!) - via Flora. I'm inspired..
    My only wish was to have been given a quick overview in class of the key components on the actual Flora board itself.
    Other than that, it was great. And Nate as an instructor was knowledgeable and helpful, and supplied us with invaluable resources. Thanks to PS One and all involved.. :)

    1 · February 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Carolina, Nice to meet you, too, best with the wearable tech projects at the Art Institute and hope to see you at another gathering :)

      February 4, 2013

  • Angeleah D.

    This meetup was worth the wait. Diving right in to hands on projects was great. I loved that there were multiple techniques to work on and learn from and that at the end of the day we had new knowledge, resources, and something in our hands that we could take home. It was very inspirational as well and great to meet other lady devs. Thanks to all who organized this especially Sheila and Nate and thanks to Enova for lunch.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time meeting folks and getting the electronics bug to go with my coding interests! Thx, everyone....maybe next time, I'll bring some others along!

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time today! The workshop gave me the confidence to start pursuing my own arduino projects. Lunch was an unexpected perk.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Radha

    The eTextiles session was amazing. I absolutely loved interacting with other women developers. We need more of them. Since my mother makes a lot of Indian art on fabrics, I will make her incorporate Arduino in her art.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Julie F.

    Fun!

    2 · February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did forget to mention that I started up a meetup group for this stuff:

    http://www.meetup.com/Arduino-Craft-Circle/

    And a big thank you everybody for such a rewarding workshop!

    3 · February 2, 2013

  • Marcos A.

    Thank you Nate, Sheila, and everyone who organized this! I had a blast.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Kaitlyn H.

    A lot of fun and I now have a blinking hat. Great to meet other programmers

    2 · February 2, 2013

  • Jasmin P.

    loved it, thanks Nate!

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Melissa P.

    Loved getting to program something that I could touch!

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Sheila M.

    Snow! Hurrah. that is not ironic, I love snow. But I'll be patient in case anyone takes a little extra time to get here.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not familiar with this area. Where's the best place to park?

    February 1, 2013

    • Sheila M.

      Hi, there's street parking around there, and it's not usually hard to find a spot.

      February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nevermind...went on Adafruit to check, downloaded driver for Mac and it works fine on my computer. All good :)

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sheila (or Melissa),
    I tried to post a comment on pumpingstationone link but it may not have worked. Just a question: I wasn't aware we had to bring a laptop (although makes sense). I have an older mac I'm using temporarily and the OS is 10.5.8. Will this be fine to still be able to install the Arduino software? Thanks and looking forward :)

    February 1, 2013

  • Sheila M.

    Hi everyone, I've posted about this meetup on the ps:one blog. http://pumpingstationone.org/2013/01/etextiles-arduino-crafting-workshop-this-saturday/

    If you're on the waiting list, we can handle some overflow. If we have overflow of over 20, we only have 20 Floras to distribute. We plan on pairing people so that we can help other as we learn. So, if you are an overflow person and we have sufficient table space for you, you can fit in and work with someone who has a Flora.

    January 31, 2013

  • jessica

    hi all, i'm registered and looking forward. i am wondering if pumping station is friendly for folks on crutches? are there stairs to climb? i just fractured my ankle and am hobbling on one foot until i can get a proper boot cast on tuesday.

    January 30, 2013

    • Sheila M.

      And we'll make sure you get a seat with room for your leg.

      January 31, 2013

    • Sheila M.

      Also, if it helps, I'll take some pictures of the stairs for you so you'll be familiar with them in advance.

      January 31, 2013

  • Barbara

    My laptop is working and I cann't attend. Can I get a refund?

    January 30, 2013

    • Kaitlyn H.

      Is Mac OK?

      January 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mac is great!. Google "getting started flora" if you want a head start.

      January 30, 2013

  • Barbara I.

    I don't think this project is for me at this time, but I'm a writer. Can I come up there and watch you for a while and talk to the participants? I would love to write a feature story about the tech, the people and the place. That way, someone who really wants to do the programming could have my place.

    January 27, 2013

    • Barbara I.

      Chicagotalks.org - I teach journalism at Columbia College Chicago but I think this event would be a great story.

      1 · January 28, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Great! Look forward to seeing you there!

      January 30, 2013

  • Gemma P.

    Looking forward to this! I just paid (I received a receipt from Paypal), but Meetup won't let me update my RSVP... Please let me know if I need to do anything else.

    January 28, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Fixed it! I got you Gemma!

      January 28, 2013

  • Sheila M.

    So far we have purchased 20 Floras, some LilyPad micro LEDs, conductive ink, and other supplies. Here are links to adafruit and sparkfun. https://www.adafruit.com/products/659 is for Flora. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10753 is an example micro LED. brows around the sparkfun eTextiles shop, they have fun stuff. The link the monkey posted is also good. On Sundays we are going to be at ps1 in either the electronics section or textiles section play testing for the class. :)

    1 · January 9, 2013

    • Radha

      are you all going to use the arduino micro?

      January 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I wasn't planning on using a micro. You're welcome to bring one in or check out a teensy (++, 2.0 or 3.0) which has a similar format.

      January 23, 2013

  • Radha

    is there any space left for the event? this seems like a lot of fun. love working with microcontrollers.

    January 16, 2013

  • Pallavi A.

    Sounds awesome! I would have loved to attend this, but have a conflict unfortunately. Hope there'll be another one!

    January 14, 2013

  • the m.

    This is all new to me. I'm checking out some products and project videos at http://learn.adafruit.com/category/flora

    Really cool!

    January 8, 2013

    • Sheila M.

      I really wanted to get some of the neo smart pixels but they aren't in stock right now. If I'm lucky they will be, and then I can get some for the class.

      January 9, 2013

  • Sheila M.

    Hi everyone, Nate bought some Flora kits, conductive thread, and various eTextile supplies and we've finally set up a date and location for this. Hosting will be in the electronics shop at Pumping Station: One, and I'll provide more information once we have it. I just wanted to update the time and location asap to give people a heads up.

    2 · January 8, 2013

    • Sheila M.

      We are thinking $40 which includes a Flora and supplies. I'll have more detailed information after tonight when I see Nate at the weekly ps1 meeting.

      January 8, 2013

    • Angeleah D.

      Sounds awesome!

      January 8, 2013

  • Sheila Miguez changed the date and time to Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    January 8, 2013

  • Sheila Miguez changed the location to Pumping Station: One

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do not have experience with Arduino but like to learn this exciting piece of technology.

    November 5, 2012

  • Sheila M.

    Ps1 also has a bevvy of raspberry pi enthusiasts and there's a Not Exclusively Raspberry Pi (NERP) meeting every other Monday. I am willing to bet a lot of people at ps1 would be willing to help.

    October 18, 2012

  • Sheila M.

    I am also a ps1 memember, and am willing to help host as well.

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a PS1 (pumpingstationone.org) member learning how to do wearable data visualization with textiles and jewelry. Our textile space is attached to our electronics space and can seat twenty. I can help host, facilitate, etc. Should be fun.

    October 18, 2012

  • Sheila M.

    Let me know if you need help arranging this.

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've had quite a bit of experience with the Arduino, so I'd be happy to help teach others. Ping me if you'd like to talk.

    May 11, 2012

  • the m.

    Pumping Station 1 might host. pumpingstationone.org

    May 11, 2012

  • Melissa P.

    I think this would be awesome. I know a few circuit benders/hackers in and around Chicago. Ibis, can you think of a space that would host? and let me know what kinds of things are necessary to make this happen?

    August 29, 2011

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