Stitching Broader Participation Into Computer Science

Each time I check my Twitter feed, it seems like there’s some reminder in there about why it’s challenging for women in tech fields. Several of these challenges stem from ingrained cultural dynamics ... Continue reading

Recap: Maker Education Webinar Series

Last week we wrapped up a six-week webinar series focused on maker education. In case you missed one or more of the webinars, we have the recordings below for your viewing pleasure. Topics include 3D ... Continue reading

Halloween Projects With e-Textiles

  Halloween is fast approaching, so we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you get in the spirit. These projects are quick and easy to do with students. Add some spooky elements to the classroom while ... Continue reading

5 e-Textiles Research Projects Making a Difference in Education

I recently attended the Digital Media and Learning Conference, a "two-day conference featuring experts on cutting-edge learning practice and design with a focus on access, engagement and equity for ... Continue reading

E-Sewing Tips Learned the Hard Way

A recent study by Microsoft shows that girls' interest in STEM increases at age 11 but starts to wane around age 15. I and other librarians at the Marston Science Library (University of Florida) were ... Continue reading

10 Years of LilyPad E-Textile Projects

As we at SparkFun take a look back at the past 10 years of sewable electronics, it’s exciting to see how far this world has come. From humble beginnings as the research focus of creator Leah ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Use Conductive Fabric in an E-Textile Project

Most people only think of conductive thread when they begin to explore e-sewing projects, but there are a variety of conductive materials available to use in constructing projects. Conductive fabric ... Continue reading

4 Crafty Ways to Make DIY Sewable Electronic Sensors

BY Angela Sheehan 8/17/17 6:25 AM

e-textiles STEAM

Creating your own sensors for e-textiles, soft circuits and wearables is a uniquely creative way to dive a bit more into the inner workings of sensors and switches. In addition to being a relatively ... Continue reading

Process of Making Brings out the Best in Students and Teachers

STEM educators are always looking for ways to spark interest in students, especially those who may not already have a strong interest in STEM fields or may not view themselves as scientists or ... Continue reading

9 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List: Electronic Crafts, Paper Circuits and E-Textiles

Whether you are looking to get new ideas for your classoom, read up on materials and academic research or just find some fun projects to create, we've gathered up nine of our favorite maker titles ... Continue reading