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E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon

June 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

You are invited to our Wearable Electronics Hackathon using the Lilypad Arduino Microcontroller.

Please find the details of the event as follow:

Date: Saturday 27 June 2015
9000 for 0930 start
0930 – 1015: Introduction to the Hackathon using the LilyPad Arduino and various sensors & actuators followed by building teams and commencing with your specified projects
1015 – 1030: Morning tea break
1030 – 1230: Continue development of projects
1230 – 1300: Lunch break
1300 – 1500: Continue development of projects
1500 – 1515: Afternoon tea break
1515 – 1730: Finalise projects followed by award ceremony for the best project

Venue: RMIT University Swanston St., Melbourne

LilyPad Arduino Hackathon Details

The IEEE Victorian WIE Affinity Group has organized the Hackathon on wearable electronics. We will be using the LilyPad Arduino, a sewable microcontroller, to develop ideas within Wearable Technology. Within the intensive 8 hours, participants will learn new tools, meet industry experts, collaborate with other talented students and young professionals and build new wearable and connected technology. The best project will be awarded at the end of the event and will automatically fast track to the Wearable Electronics Fashion Runway during the National Science Week in August.

LilyPad Arduino can be sewn to fabric using conductive thread and programmed using Arduino software. During the Hackathon, participants will be introduced to how this microcontroller and a set of sewable electronic modules can be used together to create interactive garments and accessories. The participants will focus on their own projects in collaboration with other students and industry experts. The programs will be tested and the components sewn onto fabric or garments which have been brought along using conductive thread and needles.

Places are limited. If you are unable to get a ticket for this event, please send us an email on wie.victorian@ieee.org.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/e-sewingwearable-technology-hackathon-tickets-17378766358