handwerk x elektronica waag open
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Waag Open: Crafts x Electronics (sold out)

This event will be in Dutch. The event has sold out.

Have you always wanted to experience how a sensor works? Or how you convert an action into a reaction? Then come to Waag Open and learn how to make soft, cuddly sensors using various textile techniques. 

By embroidering or knitting with electricity-conducting threads, you can control sound, light and movement. The embroidery, or knitting, can be used as a sensor. This is called e-textile. E-textile offers the possibility of converting touch, pinching or tension into data. During this Waag Open edition, we will focus on sound: at the end of the evening, we will test the homemade sensors right away, and conclude with a musical jam session...

Michelle Vossen (designer and maker) and Veerle Pennock (soldering and hardware expert and founder of Acid Solder Club) offer you an accessible entry into the world of electronics. They have set themselves the challenge of making electronics tangible and audible: e-textile lend themselves perfectly to this! 

In this workshop, you will learn various textile techniques that you can then apply independently to make your own soft sensors. You will walk out of this workshop with self-made textile sensors. 

NB: suitable for all levels and backgrounds!


19.15 - 19.30 hrs Walk in
19:30 - 19:45 hrs Welcome and introduction
19:45 - 20:00 hrs Explanation E-textiles, electronics and modular synth
20:00 - 21:30 hrs Crafting your own sensors: 1 digital, 1 analog
21:30 - 22:00 hrs Closing with a 'jamsession' + drink

Waag Open
Waag Open is a monthly public programme focused on today's themes. We organise various workshops and present collaborations between scientists, designers and artists. Once a month, Waag opens her doors for programmes that can be attended by anyone and everyone.




Nieuwmarkt 4
1012CR Amsterdam

Due to her monumental state the Waag building does not have elevators. A gender neutral toilet is present on the first floor.