09/09/2017

The Impact of Work Experience | Perspectives from a Girl in Tech

Guest blog by Heather Bates, 17, Manchester UK About two months ago, I sat down in front of my computer, opened a word processor, typed out the heading “UCAS Personal Statement”, and proceeded to sit in front of a blank screen, unable to type out a single sentence. Like many other A level Sixth Form students, I’ve recently had to start thinking seriously about my future career, and for me that means going to university open days, and looking carefully […]
31/05/2017

WTF | Colour Sensor Flower Accessory

After a bit of a break from delivering wearable tech workshops, I got back into the groove and created more WTF Wearable Tech Fashion projects! This time, I made a colour sensor flower accessory! Made With Glove CEO, Michelle Hua had experience with a colour sensor by making the Adafruit Chameleon Scarf so we came up with the idea of making a detachable colour sensor flower accessory! The brooch involves a colour sensor and two LEDs. After applying code to the flora microcontroller, I […]
05/04/2017

How 35 Kids Learnt About Wearable Tech in Manchester

After successfully winning funding from the Trafford Housing Trust, we delivered wearable tech workshops at Sale Library in Manchester to 35 kids (and some adults!) over the February school holidays. Our wearable tech workshops enabled girls (as well as boys, mums, dads and grandmas) learn how to make their very own light up bracelets using conductive thread to build a circuit and sew the LEDs into the bracelets. While they built the tech and learnt about electronics, the best part of the workshop […]
07/11/2016
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Wearable Tech Workshop | Manchester

After turning our gloves into smart gloves and designing our light up pencil cases, we invited our special WoW women in Manchester to try their hand in creating their own wearable projects. It felt like a mini factory in our office when we hand made and hand sewed our pencil cases using our trusty sewing machine to design bespoke pencil cases for our WoW Women. It was all worth it when we completed our pretty pencil cases ready for our […]