[EMS Discuss] EMS Makerfaire Activity

Tue May 28 18:30:15 PDT 2013

I would like to see that sampler! I really like this idea, but it may be
too much for short notice.

Taper Wickel <EMAIL HIDDEN>
On May 28, 2013 5:10 PM, "Julie Baumler" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I am actually moving the day of Makerfaire (tho if people wanted to come
> move my furniture into my pod sooner, I guess I could be available) but had
> I not been, I wanted to do a booth myself with embroidery and soft
> circuits. This is something I've been working on developing as a
> class/project curriculum for use by the Embroider's Guild of America, and I
> also did a short workshop on it at BeaverBar camp a couple of years ago. My
> idea is to make a patch with a LED light using standard compontents, (not
> the more expensive soft electronics).  I have a large selection of Kreinik
> thread of which a good proportion is conductive - but needs to be tested to
> determine that it is - that I could donate for the cause (otherwise i`ll
> save it for next year). To avoid the cost of batteries, I was thinking of
> doing 9V as the connectors are cheap, easy to sew on and the batteries are
> readily available.
> Although time is tight, DMC, makers of embroidery floss, often donates to
> people who are teaching and makes a product called "memory wire" that is
> essentially copper wire with cotton wrapped insulation - that is another
> option. Or you can stitch down standard wire.
> I have a little sampler where I showed some of the ways to attach wires
> (and honestly, you could use glue for a patch), that I can dig up if people
> are interested.
> Julie
> On May 28, 2013 4:07 PM, "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Eugene Makerfaire is only a couple of weeks away!  Does anyone have any
>> ideas that we can do for activities at our table this year?  Last year we
>> did paper rockets and it was a huge hit.  Let's switch it up and keep
>> things interesting.  Can anyone think of anything we can do that would meet
>> the following criteria?
>> 1. Fun
>> 2. Inexpensive
>> 3. Lots of people can participate
>> 4. Activity or Activities that all ages can participate
>> Paper rockets were nice because people of all ages have fun, plus it only
>> costs a few cents for one person to make a rocket.  What else can we do?
>> Rick
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