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