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Arduino meets Wearables
Zoe Romano, Mika Satomi, Hannah Perner-Wilson


In this 8 hour Arduino-sponsored workshop we will explore how computing can be made wearable using the Arduino LilyPad and a selection of conductive materials to make textile sensors and sew electrical connections. Participants will learn to program an Arduino to read analog and digital sensor values and to interpret these values in order to control output such as light and vibration. Incoming values can also be read into other computer software such as Processing, Max or PD to trigger a whole range of events of effects. Besides learning the very basics of Arduino programming, participants will get their hands on a range of conductive and resistive materials, using these to build textiles sensors that can capture a range of physical motions and actions such as pressure, bend, stretch, squeeze and tilt.

In order to quickly prototype interactive wearables within the workshop, we will provide a selection of open source lasercut felt designs that can readily be assembled to garments and accessories. The textiles sensors and fabric circuits can be stitched into felt and powered by battery to make final stand-alone objects. No previous experience in programming or sewing is required to participate in this workshop.

The workshop fee includes: 1 Lilypad, 1 USB cable, 1 Lipo Battery, 1 felt accessory kit, and a selection of conductive materials for making textile sensors.

Zoe Romano
Zoe Romano co-founded, an european project around collaborative fashion, open design and open source branding. Since 2005 she's been an active member of Serpica Naro, the collective of the memorable fashion hoax at Milan Fashion Week. She's currently working on Digital Strategy & Wearables at Arduino.
Mika Satomi
Mika Satomi is a designer and an artist exploring the field of eTextiles in her artistic practices. She has worked as a researcher at the Smart Textile Design Lab at the Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden and at the Distance Lab, Scotland. She holds BA in graphic design from Tokyo Zokei University, and MA in media creation from IAMAS, Japan. Since 2006 Mika has collaborated with Hannah Perner-Wilson, forming the collective KOBAKANT creating artistic projects in the field of eTextiles and Wearable Technology Art.
Hannah Perner-Wilson
Hannah Perner-Wilson combines conductive materials and craft techniques, developing new styles of building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. She received a BA in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an MA in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she was a student in the High-Low Tech research group.


Early Bird
Ends April 29th
90,00 euro

Regular Ticket
After April 29th
120,00 euro


Thursday, 9th May 2013


HTW - Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Wilhelminenhofstraße 75A - Berlin





The workshop will be in english


8 Hours

Previous Knowledge



(subject to modification)

10:00 General introduction to workshop and participants introduce themselves
10:30 Start Arduino setup
11:00 Intro to Wearable Computing (Mika and Hannah)
11:30 Arduino programming (code structure, pinModes, digital vs. analog, pull-up resistors, pre-made textile sensors, analog read, serial monitor, threshold, pwm...)
13-14:00 lunch break
14:00 Intro to Open Source Fashion and Lasercut Felt Designs (Zoe)
14:30 Making textile sensors and connecting to Arduino
15:00 Prototyping session


Early Bird
Ends April 29th
90,00 euro

Regular Ticket
After April 29th
120,00 euro


You will receive a Workshop certificate of participation.


Tickets are non-refundable once purchased. If you cannot attend, your ticket may be transferred to another person or you may receive a credit with Codemotion for future events. Email your invoice number, along with existing attendee info and new attendee info to


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