Helen Leigh is an electronic textiles nerd and hardware hacker. She is Head of Community at Crowd Supply and author of “The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics”, published by McGraw Hill. Her personal work is mainly focussed on creating embedded musical devices, often made with experimental conductive materials. Say hi on Twitter @helenleigh.
This talk explores the softer side of electronics, from electronic embroidery and e-textiles to soft robotics and flexible PCBs. We will look at exciting new materials and technologies with use cases in engineering, science and art, as well as sharing practical tips on material choice and techniques.