Friday, January 14, 2011

Sparkfun's 2 Day E-Textile Workshop this weekend!

SparkFun is in for a special treat on the weekend of January 15th! Our E-Textile guru, Lynne Bruning, has arranged an awesome Two Day E-Textile Workshop: Where Electronics Meet Textiles at Sparkfun headquarters. Not only will you learn all about electronics, textiles, computers and fashion, you will meet colleagues, innovators and leaders in the rapidly evolving landscape of wearable computing.

Troy Nachtigall will be visiting us from Florence, Italy to share his expertise in E-Textiles. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked with EU based Plug and Wear to develop E-Textile sensors, fabrics and wearable computing projects. Troy teaches courses in Fashion and Technology at the University IUAV of Venice, University Sapienza of Roma, the Institute of European Design, and ISIA Firenze.

Also joining them will be Special Guest: Nwanua Elumeze, founder of Aniomagic, who will share his company’s hardware advancements in eTextiles.

Sunday will be devoted to creating a wearable technology project culminating in a uStream fashion show and live chat. Be sure to log in on January 16th at 4pm Boulder time!

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