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Imperial College London

e-stitches London workshop - June 25th - REGISTER NOW!

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

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e-stitches London workshop - June 25th - REGISTER NOW!
e-stitches London workshop - June 25th - REGISTER NOW!

Time & Location

25 Jun 2022, 14:00 – 17:00

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 with a USB cable, 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/programmable circuit board and Trill capacitive touch 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.

All of the documentation of what we'll do is up at https://github.com/theleadingzero/smart-pillow/wiki

Application Process

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

To apply go to https://forms.microsoft.com/r/R3JRsmVGRR

Important Dates

18 June - application deadline

20 June - latest notification of application outcome

25 June - workshop

This workshop is part of a research study led by myself from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London and you need to be 18 or older to take part.

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)

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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