Wired Next Generation festival inspires the next generation of scientists, strategists and entrepreneurs providing them with a unique educational and interactive festival dedicated to, and designed for, youths aged 12-18. Perfect for school groups, parents and children, and associations looking for a field day for their teenagers, this event focuses on science, technology and more.
Amongst the excellent speakers, interactive workshops, gravity demonstrations and panel speakers, Made With Glove in conjunction with Women of Wearables taught over 100 future innovators how to make touch screen gloves in as little as 15 minutes. Our drop in workshop was constantly busy throughout the day with many students and some adults joining in to learn how they can keep warm while also being able to use their smart devices.
It was an arts and craft workshop with an electronic tech twist. Our students consisted of boys and girls eager to learn how they could continue to use their smart phones while wearing their gloves in winter.
What they didn’t know was that they would learn how to sew, a skill that has been replaced with swiping left and right. With over half of British children owning a smart phone before the age of 11 and with winter around the corner, it was the perfect workshop to sit down, relax, create and make smart gloves.
Volunteers Marine and Yara
And with fashion and technology being our mantra when creating wearable tech projects, our future innovators were also able to be creative and decorate their smart gloves. Wearable tech fashion is as much about technology as it is about fashion.
Michelle, Marija and Rachael
Thank you to Qualcomm Ventures who powered our wearable tech workshop, to Wired Next Generation for helping us inspire our future innovators as well as our fantastic volunteers Yara and Marine who were amazing female role models to our future innovators.
Read more of our blogs about STEM and our workshops here.
This blog post was written by Michelle Hua, Founder & CEO of MadeWithGlove, speaker and writer. Michelle is also the Manchester Ambassador for Women of Wearables. In 2015, Michelle led MadeWithGlove to being the Top 150 Most Influential Brands in Wearable Tech. Michelle delivers wearable tech workshops to students and girls in tech.
Follow Michelle on Twitter @MadeWithGlove or email Michelle at [email protected].