Hi! I’m Kate Hartman (in the photo above, I’m on the left). I’m an Associate Professor at OCAD University in Toronto where I teach in the Digital Futures graduate and undergraduate programs. I also teach wearable electronics and physical computing courses across the university. And every June I come back to New York to run ITP Camp, a summer camp for grown ups at New York University.
I’ve been working in wearable electronics since 2005 when it used to be a lot harder to get ahold of all the cool materials we work with to make wearables today. Recently I published a book called Make: Wearable Electronics that is all about how to get up and running with wearables projects.
I’m sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic which gives me the opportunity to do cool things like E-Textile Summer Camp, ITP Something-In-Residence, and Autodesk Artist-in-Residence. This week I have the lovely opportunity of hanging out and working on wearables at Adafruit. You’ll be seeing some blog posts from me and I’ll also be co-hosting the Wearable Electronics show with Becky. See you on the internets!
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.