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Whimsical Wearables Workshop #3: Make a Glove ControllerExpired

Jul 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this third Whimsical Wearables workshop, we’ll learn how to add switches to our wearable outfits by making a special glove controller.* We’ll build off of projects in the 2nd workshop and use MakeCode and the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express along with some new materials. 

It is recommended, but not required, to attend Whimsical Wearables Workshop 2. No prior coding or hardware experience necessary, but some experience with wearables and/or sewing is recommended (attending Whimsical Wearables #2 is adequate). From Whimsical Wearables #2 (wish list here: http://www.adafruit.com/wishlists/525316

*I’m partial to glove controllers because they are versatile and modular, but you are welcome to create something different! You can follow along and use the same materials to build all sorts of wearable buttons.

Skill Level:

Some experience with wearables and/or sewing

Skills you will learn:

  1. Designing and sewing 3D circuits
  2. Block-based coding (intermediate)
  3. Wearable tips and tricks

A kit is required for this program:

Get Kit Here

What You'll Need:

From Whimsical Wearables #2:
  1. Circuit Playground Express
  2. 3.7V 420mAh li-ion battery with JST connector 
    1. A higher capacity battery is also acceptable
  3. microUSB to USB data transfer cable
  4. Velcro
    1. 2 squares approximately 1" x 1" (2cm x 2cm)
New materials:
  1. Conductive thread, 1 small spool
  2. Conductive fabric, approx. 8” (20cm) square
  3. Regular (non-conductive) thread, 1 spool
  4. Handheld sewing needle(s)

Wishlist Links:

About your Facilitator:


  • Jen Fox

    Jen Fox is an engineer, a maker, and an educator. After dabbling in dark matter (B.S., Physics, Occidental College), Fox settled into engineering and inventing (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA) to solve problems related to climate change and social justice. Combining her varied interests and passion for learning, Fox founded FoxBot Industries in mid-2015  to provide an arts-based approach to STEM education. These days, Fox is a Sr. PM at Microsoft for maker-related efforts and runs FoxBot in her spare time.


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  • Jul 26, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+
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