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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Workshop: Wearable Tech and Arduino

Wednesday 12 December, 5.30-8pm


Led by multimedia artist Sophie Hedderwick, this workshop will introduce you to working with wearable technology and using Arduino software and hardware.

Sophie will begin by explaining a range of different sensors and applications by talking through a range of her projects, and those of other makers who use e-textiles.

This will be followed by a practical session covering basic principles – each participant will be given a kit with coloured felt, conductive thread, a battery pack, a home-made switch, and LED lights. You will learn how to sew a simple circuit to produce a light up bracelet with a working switch.

Spaces are limited, and priority will be given to STEAMhouse members or self employed creatives or creative businesses who are based in the GBSLEP region.

To book a spot email –  if you are not a STEAMhouse member please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you want to participate.


Sophie Hedderwick is a multimedia artist working with smart textiles to produce photography, both analogue and digital, film, animation and VR. Her work explores relational movement and mapping affect in immersive technologies, using a feminist praxis. She is currently a part time PhD researcher at Birmingham School of Art, BCU, funded by M3C/AHRC.