Circuit-Making 101

Curious about how wearables work, I took part in a workshop at Helio Makerspace in Montreal: Electronics 101.

After a thorough lecture on circuit theory by instructor, Murray Pearson, we got down to making circuits using LED lights (aka “throwies”), coin cell batteries, breadboards (for connecting wires) and a multimeter (measuring voltage/current) which we got to take home.

What I learned

  • Circuit theory is based on the same binary logic as programming
  • Practical considerations of power versus size/weight of a wearable
  • LEDs are really fun and incredibly versatile

 

Murray Pearson, instructor

Connecting circuits Active coin cell battery

Helios studio

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