About the workshop
This beginner-friendly class will introduce participants to the popular microcontroller Flora. Designed with wearables in mind, Flora is a small but powerful platform that makes integration of technology, lights and electronics into fashion and art possible. The class will cover Flora operations and design, basic Flora programming, and student will create their own wearable creation. We will be using conductive thread to sew Light emitting diodes (Neopixels) onto fabric to create a light changing bracelet or broch that they will program to change colors or blink in a pattern of their choice. We will also use conductive paint and conductive tape to add an extra dimension of creativity to their project. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to integrate lights and technology into wearables and fashion but didn’t know where to start – this class is for you.
About the instructor
Alexandria Kalika is a Chicago transplant who has a degree in Physics and currently works as a Hadoop
administrator. By day she works in front of a computer with big data technology. By night, she also sits in front of a computer, but this time to look up new and exciting ways to make electronics and coding fun and interesting.