eTextile Valentine DIY by Sparkfun

Looking for a special something for your special someone to give a electrifying Valentine’s Day gift? Here is a tip: Sparkfun is running a Plushbot Class on Saturday Feb 11th at the Sparkfun HQ in Boulder, CO from 9am until 5pm

The eTextile class centers around the Plushbot design, which incorporates electronics into stuffed animals to create interactive toys.

This class offers a excellent opportunity not only to pick up eTextile tips and tricks but also to walk away with a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day present.

Instructors of this class will be Yingdan Huang, the creator of the Plushbot, Lindsay, Jeff and Dia, eTextile goddess at Sparkfun.

You will learn about and handle eTextile elements like light sensor, LEDs, switches and buzzer, flex sensor, conductive thread, felt, a 1000mAh Lipo Battery and a LilyPad Simple Board.

Minimum requirement for participation is to thread a needle – in case you are not that far yet – still time to practice until Saturday.

You will also need to bring your own laptop with Arduino software installed – please see all details on Sparkfun’s website.

Wish you a happy sewing, stitching and switching.

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