Electric Mitten: Make Your Gloves Glow

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Taught by Fawn Qiu

Fawn is a maker, educator, and tech geek. She currently works in product development at Sesame Workshop where she enjoys stalking Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. She is also the founder of a NYC based organization called MakeAnything, a project aimed to foster a more accessible and creative culture of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) through hands-on kits. Finder her on twitter @qiulab.


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Hello DIY enthusiasts and cool people curiously drawn to blinking lights! Have you been hearing about wearable electronics and wondering to yourself, “what is all this wizardry?” Well, wonder no more! You will get your answers through this electric mitten workshop, no prior experience needed!

Check out the electric mitten in action in this video

In this class, you can turn any boring old mitten into a cool, light-up electric gadget! We will go over basic electronic concepts such as polarity and circuit design. Then we will apply this knowledge to make an electric mitten for you to take home.

Materials needed:
Any knitted winter mitten (1)

Note: You bring your favorite mitten and we’ll provide everything else! I recommend bringing a mitten or a fingerless glove and NOT a glove. (It will be much easier to sew)


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