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Saturday, July 25, 2009, 6:00pm to Monday, July 27, 2009 1:00am

The workshop runs from July 25-26, 10 AM-5 PM (Lecture and Guest 10-12, lunch break 12-1, lab session with instructor support 1-5)
- CNMAT is located at 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley, CA
- Instructor: Adrian Freed, with Yotam Mann, Natalie Freed, Daniela Rosen and guest luminaries
- Fee: $300 (includes materials fee with lilypad system you keep after the class)

None: no sewing, or programming experience required.

The course
By cutting, sewing, sticking, weaving, and layering unusual e-textiles we will build interactive clothing and musical instruments in a collaborative workshop environment. We will connect our fabric pressure, stretch, bend, and displacement sensors to lilypad e-sewing computing platform, we will sew connections to arrays of leds and sound makers. We will explore CNMAT's extensive library of e-textiles and more advanced techniques such as computer controlled embroidery and laser cutting. We will look at variants and alternatives to the lilypad such as wireless xbee or uOSC.

This class grew out of the special focus of our 2008 sensor class that can be explored here and here and here. Here are some ideas of what can be done with the lilypad and new materials.

Materials and Tools
You will take your lilypad and associated sensors and prorjects home with you. You will need a laptop if you plan to spend a lot of time programming the lilypad. If you are attached to your own sewing tools bring them along. Bring some empty bobbins for your sewing machine so you can take home conductive thread.

Supporting Sponsors
Thanks to our supportive sponsors the kits we are putting together include an unusually rich in up-to-date materials including piezoresistive polymer fabric, solderable conductive kevlar thread. These sponsor include (so far) Shieldex, Micro-Coax and Eeonyx and Qiosystems. Sparkfun has been responsive in improving the Lilypad platform and we will be using their new 328 Main boards.

Syllabus and Questions
Please address questions and suggestions about the content of the course to

For information on housing, contact the [|UC Berkeley Summer Visitor Housing] office for information on availability of rooms on campus: (510) 642-4444

Contact name
Richard Andrews
Contact Phone
510 643 9990 x 300