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Sew Wearable: Introduction to Sewing and Soft Circuits (Grades 4 - 7)

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Grades 4 - 7

Monday, November 20 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wearable technology is everywhere – from wireless headphones to Apple Watches to AR and VR headsets. Explore this new and exciting type of design in a morning camp session about electronic textiles – a combination of electrical circuits and materials, both conductive and non-conductive!

During this camp, designers will be introduced to basic circuitry concepts using various mediums, like copper foil tape, paper clips, aluminum foil, coin cell batteries and LEDs. Campers will also learn basic sewing skills, from threading a needle to tying a knot to practicing different types of stitches. The skills they’ll acquire from both activities will serve as a foundation for a soft circuit project, in which campers will use conductive thread to add electricity to the project they design. MODA campers will be encouraged to take their projects home, in order to continue iterating.

Campers will:

  • Learn practical sewing skills
  • Understand the science behind circuits through hands-on experimentation
  • Learn the properties of conductive and nonconductive materials
  • Practice electrical safety
  • Balance both functionality and creativity within their designs.

MODA Members: Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.