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Get to know your CSTA Western Mass colleagues while you get crafty! You will create your own Space Mission Patch with integrated LEDs, and explore ways to add/program sensors and outputs with Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express and Microsoft MakeCode.
It’s going to take people who know how to sew and integrate electronics and sensors to build space suits that can take us to the moon (and beyond) and back! Sewable electronics combine traditional craft processes (sewing, fashion design, and textile design) with electrical engineering, computer science, and hardware skills. 
With sewable electronics, you can create e-textiles (electronic textiles), which are often wearable, flexible projects that look less like traditional electronics and more like media art projects. Many e-textile projects replace the wiring with flexible conductive materials such as conductive thread and fabric. The skills gained in this session can be applied to creative projects in e-textiles, smart garments, fashion and design, and soft toys! 
In addition to the hands-on make and take, you will have access to lesson plans and additional resources to bring these activities into your own classroom.
We will supply all materials, as well as snacks for this face-to-face event.
Swanson's Fabrics
320 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
United States of America