At ISTE 2016 I presented a new session called “Make It, Wear It, Learn It” about wearable electronics. It’s a combination of what’s out there now that can be done by students today, some far out gee-whiz stuff coming in the next few years, and how to start with wearables for young people.
Wearables are a way to introduce people to engineering, design, and electronics that are personal and fun!
Here’s the PDF of the slides. Video links are below. ISTE didn’t record this session, but someone said they were periscoping it. If anyone has that, I can post the link here!
There were some powerhouse tweeters in the audience who shared links, photos, and sketchnotes! Thanks to all of you!
Learned so much at @smartinez's Make It Wear It Learn It session! https://t.co/fcgTcOjtuw #STEAM #MakerEd #ISTE2016 pic.twitter.com/QgS6DdiESS
— Emily Sticco (@EmilySticco) June 27, 2016
So inspired… Mind blown!!! @smartinez #ISTE2016 pic.twitter.com/ZEmrAH5DHQ
— Ceara Bryan (@MissBryanArt) June 27, 2016
Wearable technology #sketchnote @smartinez #ISTE2016 pic.twitter.com/LcId7hne8P
— Nichole Carter (@MrsCarterHLA) June 27, 2016
My maker idol @smartinez is inspiring me to try tech wearables. #ISTE2016 pic.twitter.com/sy9ywnUFVm
— Kristina Holzweiss (@lieberrian) June 28, 2016
I could listen to @smartinez talk all day. Her passion, enthusiasm and love for making/edu is infectious #ISTE2016 pic.twitter.com/WPlOV2q5Bj
— Carrie Baughcum (@HeckAwesome) June 27, 2016
Links to videos in the presentation
3D printed fashion at home – Designer Danit Peleg creates fabrics and wearables using easily available 3D printers.
Imogene Heap – Gloves that make music (This is the full video. For the presentation I edited it for time.)
Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Mini-Maker Show (Making a soft circuit toy) – This video is good for showing sewing tips for conductive thread. (Sylvia’s full website)
Made with Code – Maddy Maxey – (This is the full video. I edited it down for time in the presentation.) There are other good videos on this page.
Fashion made from milk fibers – This is the “bonus video” I showed as people were coming into the presentation. Anke Domaske creates fabric from milk proteins, working at the intersection of biochemistry and fashion.
Links to shopping tips and resources for wearables
Resources – InventToLearn.com/resources
Shopping and vendors – InventToLearn.com/stuff
Professional development, workshops, and other links
Constructing Modern Knowledge Summer Institute
Professional development opportunities – I can come to your school! Invent To Learn workshops, consulting, and other events are available.
All books available from CMK Press (publisher of Invent To Learn)