Girls Hack Ireland at InspireFest 2015
Creating a gadget you can wear may seem a little far-fetched…but that’s the beauty of modern technology – you can achieve the unexpected! Our workshop is going to teach you how to create a wearable item which lights up when activated. Just choose the colours of your LEDs, take a needle, conductive thread, a battery and a switch and you will be able to design and create your own wearable gadget. You can attach it to your bag, your hat, your phone case or wherever you like! We’ll provide all the materials you need, you just need to bring yourself and your enthusiasm
And if you enjoy working with wearable electronics, we’ll show you more. It’s just the tip of the iceberg – we’d love to show you how else wearable technology can be used…for example a smart insole with pressure sensors built into the shoe – how is that useful? Come join us and find out!
The hardware hack will be delivered in a workshop format which will focus on giving the participants an insight into the basics of using the Intel Galileo technology. Participants are not required to bring their own laptop or materials – all required kit will be provided on the day.
About the Workshop
Galileo is an Arduino-compatible development board that is designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts to build their own technology projects.
This workshop will be a starter session for the Galileo technology and will begin with an introduction to the coding and programming needed to get the board up and running before participants will get to incorporate working LED’s to make a traffic light animation.