Summer Camp July 22-26

Summer Camp July 22-26


Explore the exciting world of wearable technology and create a unique garment or accessory that improves the world around us.

In this course you will delve into the four pillars of wearable tech: design, engineering, construction and sustainability – learning electrical engineering, coding, pattern-drafting, sewing, bio-fabrication and prototyping while meeting technology entrepreneurs, designers, retailers and touring factories and suppliers in the garment industry.

We teach the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then inspire our students to use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas, working through iterative design cycles from concept to final prototype. For their capstone project, students work in small groups to design and create a unique piece of wearable technology.

As part of this course, students will:

  • Learn the iterative design cycle as they refine their ideas from concept to working prototypes.

  • Gain hands-on experience with pattern-drafting and construction

  • Learn how to work with Lilypad Arduinos and Flora microcontrollers

  • Learn to write and develop programs for their microcontroller

  • Explore the fundamentals of electrical engineering

  • Develop presentation and communication skills

  • Meet industry insiders from tech and fashion

Students recommended to bring a Mac Laptop or PC with Windows 8.1 or 10 to class. Laptop needs USB port.

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