1. RFID + LilyPad Arduino Introduction

    Learn all you need to know to get started for wearable interaction with Radio Frequency ID tags.

    RFID tags are used all around us, from your Oyster card to security tags in shops. They are tags that have a unique serial number, which can be read and identified by an RFID reader by placing the tag near the reader.

    Using the LilyPad Arduino, you will learn to identify your tags and, based on the tag ID, trigger a different colour light for each tag. We will use soft circuits to embed the LilyPad and RFID tags into a piece of fabric.



    All kit provided for you to take home a fully functioning RFID project.  Feel free to bring your project, cushion, soft toy, garment or bag to embed your RFID into.

    This would be an ideal for anyone that has attended our LilyPad Arduino Introductory workshop, but is suitable for complete beginners too.


    Sara Heitlinger.

     Sara is currently a PhD candidate in Media and Arts Technology, at Queen Mary University of London, where she is researching designing interactive systems to support grassroots urban food growing communities.




    16th February ‘2013 11.30 – 5pm


    £80 including LilyPad Arduino
    £50 WTHOUT LilyPad – for those who have their own.

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    This is a women only workshop,  SIGN UP HERE!!!!!

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  2. RFID Music Toy

    Learn how to use RFID technology to hack and make a musical friend out of your favourite stuffed toy!  We’ll be using RFID, Arduinos, and fluffy toys*.  Taught by interaction designer Artemis Papageorgiou.

    When: 22 January 2011, 11:00am – 5:00pm

    Where: Space Studios, 129‐131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH

    Level: Low Intermediate – you will need to be somewhat familiar with Arduino.  Essentially, this class will not cover the basics on how to set up an Arduino.  We will learn to write code for RFID modules.

    Materials:  We will be using a combination of RFID tags, readers, Arduinos and toys.  MzTEK is happy to lend all necessary materials (minus the toy*) on the day of the workshop, with the option to purchase them after.  Or, you can pre-order a kit through us without the arduino is £42, and with the arduino board is £65.  You must pre-order by January 13 2011 via email.

    To Register: The course costs £23 / student (does not include materials).   This course is open only to women.

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    Our classes fill up quickly due to demand, so be sure to register as soon as possible.

    * BYOT:  Bring your own plush toy  ;)

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