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Imperial College London

e-stitches London workshop - POSTPONED until June 2022 - Dates to come

Learn how to design and build your own smart pillow to interact with our computers and devices without needing to use a touch screen.

e-stitches London workshop - POSTPONED until June 2022 - Dates to come

Time & Location

Time is TBD

Imperial College London, Dyson Building, 25 Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, London, UK

About the event

Squeeze a pillow to pause Netflix? Brush your hand across the same pillow to turn up the volume? Smart textiles can let us interact with our computers and devices without needing to use a touch screen. In this workshop you will design and build your own smart pillow, which when connected to your laptop, can be programmed to control your favourite streaming services. You will start by prototyping your design with paper circuitry and then will start sewing. Bring along your laptop and all other materials will be provided including an Arduino-compatible microcontroller and Trill capacitive sensor by Bela. No coding experience is needed, but some previous sewing experience will be helpful. If you don’t finish sewing your pillow in the workshop, you can take the necessary materials home with you.

Application Process

Free to attend, but you must apply as space is limited:

https://forms.microsoft.com/r/R3JRsmVGRR

Deadline to apply is end of day 20 May, notification of acceptance to attend by end of day 23 May

Bring along:

• Laptop

• USB adapter for laptop if needed for USB Type A (the large connectors)

• A small sewing kit (optional, but always nicer to use your own scissors)

This workshop is part of a research study led by Dr Becky Stewart from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London.

Covid Considerations For the health and safety of all participants, we ask that everyone wears a mask during the workshop and encourage taking a lateral flow test before travelling to the workshop.

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