Wednesday February 4th 2015, 12-2pm at the University in Antananarivo, Madagascar
This workshop will start with a short introduction to electronics & textiles, introducing new materials that can be used to create functioning circuits, sensors and actuators that are entirely textile. We will then hack open speakers to see how they are made and understand how they work. And then we will re-make these speakers by sewing electromagnetic coils into fabric using conductive thread.
We share the science behind how speakers work and what materials make good membranes for moving air, translating digital audio files into airwaves we can hear.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.