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Introduction to IoT: Wearable Computing

Build Piano Glove: A color detection based wearable synthesizer

Workshop Overview:

This workshop provides participants with a simple introduction to how Internet of Things (IoT) type of wearable technology devices are constructed. The final product will be a glove that can convert color to music.

Participants will learn how to detect and process color input from sensors, program functionality and provide aural and visual output using the very user-friendly AdaFruit Flora Platform (theirs to keep and continue to create with after the workshop).

See the final product in action:

Who should attend:

This course is open to 8th graders, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Workshop participants will:

  • Receive a foundational level of experience with the interactive components of wearable technology
  • Participate in project-based learning, building a color detection based wearable synthesizer
  • Learn to plan, execute and test small electronic projects that interact with the world around them
  • Create a glove that turns color into music!!! (Now, that is cool)

Topics covered:

  • Programming a microprocessor
  • Detecting input from IR (infrared) sensors
  • Providing output via visual display and aural output


Jeremy Hajek

More about Jeremy Hajek

Date and Location:

Wheaton            - Course closed
Chicago              - July 31 & August 01 (Mies Campus in Chicago)


$149 (includes parts and supplies)


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Registration Closed for Wheaton Course