Wearable Electronics Workshop

The Vaults, Dogpatch Labs, CHQ, IFSC, D1, Dublin
Sat, 23rd Jan 2016 10:00 till 16:00

Workshop details Beginners


Want to get crafty? This workshop will show you how to make LEDs light up and sow them onto anything you want. A mixture of coding fun with electronics and did you know there's such a thing as electronic threads!? Sounds awesome, right?

You will need to bring your laptop. Optionally bring fabric you want LEDs sown onto. :-)

We provide the wearable components (and you get to bring them home with you after the workshop):

NOTE: This workshop will be limited to 10 places.

And Code for Ireland hackathon will on that day, it would be a great chance to mingle with folks and see what we are all doing.

Breakdown of the day

  • 10.00 - 10.15 Registration
  • 10.15 - 10.30 Coding Grace Introduction & Progress update of Code For Ireland Hackathon
  • 10.30 - 11.30 Workshop
  • 11.30 - 11.45 BREAK
  • 11.45 - 13.00 Workshop
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break and discussion, chance to network with Code for Ireland Hackathon participants.
  • 14.00 - 16.00 Workshop
  • 16.00 - 17.30 Invited to presentations of Code for Ireland projects and Judging followed by awards.

Enquires? contact@codinggrace.com

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Dogpatch Labs for Hosting

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Dogpatch Labs is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and a culture of innovation, and provides a foundation for start-ups go to grow and scale and is crucial for supporting the continued growth of early stage innovation in Ireland.


Want to sponsor us?

Contact Vicky Twomey-Lee at vicky@codinggrace.com


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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@codinggrace.com.

Q. Where is Dogpatch Labs located?

  • Inside CHQ on the right as you enter, George's Dock LUAS stop is right outside.
  • Map

Q. What do I need to bring?

A laptop.

(Optional: Bring a garment like a t-shirt, or fabric of your own as well as sowing needles.)

I don't have any wearable electronics.

Don't worry, we provide the wearable electronics as follows:-

Q. Where can you order the wearable electronics?

Q. Do I get to take the wearables home with me after the workshop?

Yes, you get to keep the wearables! :-)

We are also open to folks sharing their projects with us and see what they do after the workshops.

Q. Is this beginner-friendly?

Yes, it's beginner-friendly. Background in coding is not required, and remember to bring a laptop.

Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact Vicky Twomey-Lee by emailing vicky@codinggrace.com.


Cheryl https://twitter.com/chebegeek

Computer scientist, linux user, crafter, wearable tech enthusiast, and blogger.

Margaret Synnott http://www.timui.org/

Mags studied computer science and loves to make things, especially if it involves her sewing machine. In the last couple of years she's been getting into wearable electronics, and had a stand at Dublin Maker 2015 showing off her Core Rope Memory jewellery project.

Vicky Twomey-Lee http://about.me/whykay

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).


Vicky Twomey-Lee || +353 86 150 2003 || vicky@codinggrace.com

About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.