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

Women of Wearables at the Wearable Tech Show 2017 London

After Women of Wearables was born at the Wearable Tech Show in London in 2016, it was perfect timing to celebrate our one year anniversary by partnering with the Wearable Tech Show 2017 in London Excel this year! Over 7-8 March 2017, the Wearable Tech Show greeted 5,035 visitors, 109 exhibitors from over 20 countries on the show floor and 234 speakers over 100 sessions in the conference programme. Women of Wearables were proud to exhibit in the Launchpad along […]
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 […]