Class Announcement: Intro to Soft Circuits, Nov. 14!

soft-circuit-cuffInterested in enhancing your clothing with electronics? In this introductory class, learn to create soft circuits by sewing with conductive thread. Students will create a light-up cuff bracelet from industrial felt, battery, and LEDs.

No previous experience with sewing, electronics, computing, or soldering is needed.

Participants with favorite sewing scissors and needlenose/beading pliers should bring them, however we will have enough to share. All materials will be provided.

Buy tickets now at EventBrite.  The last day to buy tickets is Monday, Nov. 9th!

The details:

WHAT: Introduction to Soft Circuits
WHERE: HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th. Ave.
WHEN: November 14, 1pm – 4pm
INSTRUCTORS: HackPittsburgh members Elizabeth Perry and Matt Mets
TICKETS: $30 for members, $40 for non-members available until Nov. 9th


  1. Dan Sullivan on November 6, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I would like to sew turn signal lights into bicycling gloves. I want them to flash when I touch my thumb to the padding of my palm under my little finger. Can that be done at this class?


  2. Matt Mets on November 7, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Hi Dan,

    That’s a pretty cool idea! In this workshop, we are going to focus on using some basic soft circuit materials like conductive thread and metal buttons. I think it is pretty close to what you want to do. If you come to the workshop we can talk about how you could expand the tutorial project into what you want, including some options about how to make it blink.


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