Category: Workshop

Wearable technology Workshop for SLEM

Last week I was in Vigevano at the ShoeStyle Lab (Museo Internazionale della Calzatura) to run a 3-day workshop about open source DIY soft circuit using Arduino Lilypad with SLEM students visiting Italy for some days.

SLEM is an international innovation and training institute for footwear and leather related industries and offer a 9-month program and several short courses for companies and professionals.

Students worked in groups and prototyped smart shoes using light sensors, a textile pressure sensor we crafted in the previous days and the Folded Slipper from Openwear opensource wearable collection.

At WeMake we provide a series of workshops, courses and training regarding new approaches of fashion production related to digital fabrication technologies. Drop me an email if you are interested!

Here’s some pictures of the thee days:

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Explore the complete gallery on WeMake’s flickr account.

Textile sensor workshop at the Eu Parliament

On May 31, the EU institutions  hosted the first-ever EU Institutional Maker Faire in the European Parliament building.

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I was invited by organizers to give a 1-hour workshop about wearables, so I proposed a simple hands-on activity to involve participants into discovering the world of e-textile:

“Make a DIY textile sensor” – Smart textiles are fabrics developed with new technologies allow seamless integration of textiles with electronic elements like microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators. Wearable electronics gained lots of attention because they are becoming more accessible to the non-technical crowd thanks to recent open source and educational approach. In this workshop you’ll learn about textile sensors and soft interactions: create your own sensor and connect it with a micro-controller to explore its behaviour.

Here’s a gallery of images about the event:

And some twits from participants:

 

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Workshop wearables all’ITS di Biella

 

L’ITS Tessile Abbigliamento Moda di Biella é un Istituto Tecnico di nuova generazione che propone percorsi biennali post diploma

alternativi all’università ma a essa collegati, per formare tecnici superiori in grado di inserirsi nei settori strategici del sistema economico-produttivo, portando nelle imprese competenze altamente specialistiche e capacità d’innovazione.

Il 22 Gennaio ho tenuto un workshop di introduzione ai microcontrollori e agli smart textile con un’attivitá hands-on pratica, invitata da Fablab Biella.

La galleria di immagini è consultabile sul Flickr di Wemake.

 

Video report di Fashion Goes Interactive

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Il video del workshop alla Tinkering Zone del Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica di Milano.
che si e’ tenuto l’8 novembre 2014, in collaborazione con Henkel. Spunti, riflessioni e idee nel video reportage realizzato durante la giornata. Contributi di Zoe Romano, Cristina Tajani, Maria Xanthoudaki e Maria Grazia Mattei.

Wearables al Museo della Scienza di Milano

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Sabato prossimo sono ospite insieme a Costantino Bongiorno – co-founder di WeMake – nella Tinkering Zone del Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica di Milano per un workshop gratuito supportato da Henkel.

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“Fashion goes interactive” e’ workshop gratuito per maker, designer, stiliste, ricercatrici, studentesse e tutte le donne che vogliano scoprire come tecnologia, arte e design si fondono con il mondo del fashion. Nella Tinkering Zone del Museo, un incontro speciale dedicato al making, per sperimentare la “wearable technology” e customizzare gli accessori utilizzando Arduino e i sensori tessili. Continue reading

Open source branding lecture at Parsons

Zoe Romano -  Parsons

Last month I was in New York invited by Otto von Busch at The School of Design Strategies for a lecture and a workshop about the concept of open source  in fashion and how I experienced it through the projects I co-funded starting from 2005 ( Serpica Naro and Openwear).

The SDS is “an experimental educational environment configured to advance innovative approaches to design and business education in the evolving context of cities, services, and ecosystems”.

Below you can find the slides of the lecture and here some pictures of the workshop!

It was a great experience working together with Otto but also Pascale Gatzen and finally meeting with Giana, from Hacking Couture.