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.
Lynne Bruning bases her textile, wearable art, and adaptive technology studio in Denver, Colorado. She will share her talents on integrating computer hardware into fashionable E-Textiles and clothing while sharing with you her love of adaptive technology and E-Textile developments for the medical industry.
On Saturday morning Lynne and Troy will introduce the class to wearable technology and give an overview of the history of the genre, current projects and speculate on the future of E-Textiles. And yes, they love to brainstorm unprecedented impossible innovations during class.
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!
For more information, check out this PDF chock full of details.