A beginner's guide to e-textiles and creating programmable circuits in design and technology TY219 / B16

Start date
16 Jun 17
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map
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Over two days, we will take you from being an absolute beginner in e-textiles to someone who has the confidence to do basic e-textiles programming in order to create more adventurous projects. As well as developing your confidence at using electronics in textiles, you will develop your knowledge of electronics theory through a wide range of hands-on activities.

You don't need any experience of e-textiles, electronics or programming and there will be lots of practical activities to help you develop your skills and knowledge. Learn how the electronics and programming elements of the key stage 3 curriculum can be met though textiles and although it has an e-textiles bias the course, it might also suit anyone who wants to learn more about basic electronics and programming.

Explore electronic basics such as an understanding of serial and parallel circuits, voltage, current and resistance, and inputs and outputs. Discover a variety of components including different types of LEDs, battery holders, switches (including making your own e-textiles switches), conductive thread, light sensors, sound modules etc. Learn about basic programming using the Crumble microcontroller and its free downloadable software.

Produce a range of e-textiles samples and get the opportunity to create at least one potential product outcome suitable for the classroom using basic and intermediate e-textiles skills. You will also receive resources to take home to help develop your skills further including e-textiles schemes of work, basic e-textiles components and a set of programmable components and supporting resources.

"Fantastic ideas to use in the classroom, with hands-on experience." Past participant, 2015

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information.







 You will be able to:

  • gain experience of how electronics can be used in textiles to create a dynamic and engaging curriculum
  • develop an understanding of electronics with ideas for teaching in the classroom as well as suggested projects
  • be able to create lessons and projects that meet the electronics element of the KS3 curriculum


A beginner's guide to e-textiles and creating programmable circuits in design and technology - day 116 June 2017 10:00-19:00
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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£650.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£0
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£650.00 +VAT

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