Essentials of Wearable Electronics through Programmable Sneakers (F2018C2)


Accessorize your sneakers with individual programmable LEDs. Learn to program and deploy vibration sensors through the use of wearable micro-controllers.

Age: 9-11

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Dates: Saturdays – 09/22, 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 12/01, 12/08 (10 weeks)

Location: 1073 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

  • Light up your stride. Mod a pair of high tops using multicolor programmable LEDs.
  • Learn the basics of a wearable computing platform.
  • Build a Flex Sensor from a special pressure sensitive material and understand the physics and electronics behind it.
  • Review the basics of voltage, current and resistance and build a circuit to validate Ohm’s law using several methods.
  • Use the above concepts to compute the changes in pressure.
  • Program the above elements using an onboard processor.
  • Learn Micro-controller programming using C and Blockly.
  • Gain critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students take their mod home and continue the journey with endless amount of fun while programming and playing with it.

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