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Open Make @ The Tech: Wearable Tech

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Most Open Make activities are held downstairs in our innovative new space for making and learning, The Tech Studio. This month's Meet-the-Makers talks will take place in New Venture Hall, on the ground level.


Maker-led Activities

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Tech Studio

Drop-in activities. Free with museum admission.
  • Make your own "LED bling" with BJ Wooden from The Tech Summer Camps.
  • Help build and play a conductive musical jacket with our Exhibit Developer Romie Littrell.
  • "Code your kicks" by programming LED patterns with TinkerTags Makers Mo Akade and Mike Duong.
No pre-registration required.

If you love these wearable tech activities, go deeper with our new Wearable Tech class at The Tech Summer Camps.

Maker Workshop
Make an LED Wristband with Maker Grace Kim

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Tech Studio

Please note this workshop is now full. $10 materials fee + regular museum admission.
For Makers ages 8+

Create your very own light-up LED wristband. Combining elements from electronics and fashion, you'll learn how to integrate electronics with fabric and you'll leave with a very stylish, wearable item to show off your new skills! You'll gain a good understanding of how to adapt common electronic components for use in soft circuitry, as well as how to work with conductive thread and conductive fabric to create your very own wearable pieces.

The $10 charge for this workshop covers materials. You will still need to purchase museum admission.

Meet-the-Makers Talks: Wearable Tech

Satuday, March 16, 2013
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
New Venture Hall

Free with museum admission. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

Meet-the-Makers as they share their passions for making, followed by a Q&A session. The talks bring together Makers leading wearable tech workshops, Young Makers working on wearable tech projects for Maker Faire, and professional Makers from wearable tech industry.
Grace Kim, Wearable Technology Designer,
Mo Akade, co-Founder, TinkerTags

Shelten Yuen
, Director of Research and Development, Fitbit, Inc.
Team Folktails: Young Makers Sydney Murphy and Ksenia Medvedev
No pre-registration required.

Learn more about Open Make: Wearable Tech Makers.

Young Makers Plussing Session #3

Satuday, March 16, 2013
2:00–3:00 p.m.
The Tech Studio

Free for registered Young Makers.
An opportunity for students in Young Makers clubs working on a project for Maker Faire to share their ideas, progress, challenges, and next steps with other participants. (Plussing is a term used at Pixar to mean "finding what's good about an idea and making it even better").
For registered Young Makers and their mentors. Young Makers get free museum admission on Open Make days +1 adult mentor. Additional family members get into the museum at the group rates.