A Study In Textile And Lights...

On the agenda

6:30pm - 7:00 pm - Meet and Mingle

7:00pm - 7:45pm - Wearable Computing (E-textile) - Toni Klopfenstein (Sparkfun)

7:45pm- 8:30pm - Colorizing Your World - Fernand Galiana

Really excited that Toni is taking the time to come down and enlight us. 

This will be a gas!

See you all in a few weeks...


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  • Fernand G.

    Someone asked about the parts needed for the led strip project, so here is the list.

    o Ledwholesalers 30 Watt LED Power Suppply Driver Transformer 120 to 12 Volt DC Output, 3207 (Amazon)

    o RGB LED weatherproof flexi-strip 30 LED - (1 m) (Adafruit)

    o TIP120 Power Darlington Transistors (RadioShake)
    or
    N-channel power MOSFET

    o Arduino Uno

    Thanks for the warm welcomes and kind comments! Tom, if I may recommend, the led tie with that Arduino suit.

    August 27

  • Tom K.

    Last night’s meeting was enlightening in every sense of the word. Thank you Toni Klopfenstein and the Sparkfun company for the hands-on audience participation projects. I’m still wondering how they make the incredibly light stainless steel textile-like sewing thread. That and the ultra-thin flexible component card really drove home the point to me that “smart garments” aren’t science fiction. In the not-too-far-off future, when asked “who are you wearing for tonight’s premiere,” instead of Armani, you can say “oh, it’s an Arduino (quad core).”

    August 21

  • Michael J.

    I had a great time making the LED badge. The presentation that Fernand did on the LED string of lights was great.

    August 21

  • Fernand G.

    Very kind of you to say Tom. Thank you!!

    I am Fernand Galiana and I approved this message...

    August 20

  • Tom K.

    Last month's meeting set a high standard for SherlockΩs presentations. Fernand's home automation of garage door opener with optional smart watch control app was "over the top". As a total novice, I walked away with a terrific understanding of the electronics, components and the programming involved. Thanks again Fernand for all the effort that went into making it a very comprehensive and well-rounded presentation.

    August 15

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