Maker Movement & Wearables

HCIN720 Prototyping Wearable and Internet of Things Devices

Dan Schneiderman

Who Am I

What do you think of when you think of the Maker Movement?

  • Designing
  • Hacking
  • Creating
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Performing
  • Woodworking
  • Glass Making
  • 3D printing
  • Animation
  • Soldering
  • Re-using
  • Tinkering
  • Crafting
  • Inventing
  • Programing
  • Welding
  • Circuit bending
  • Baking
  • Everything

Maker Movement Manifesto

  • Make
  • Share
  • Give
  • Learn
  • Tool Up
  • Play
  • Participate
  • Support
  • Change

- Mark Hatch

Former CEO of TechShop

What have you made?

Where do you make?


Local Makerspaces

  • Rochester Makerspace
  • Interlock Rochester
  • Adaspace
  • The Construct @ RIT
  • Rettner Hall @ U of R
  • Monroe County Library system
  • Sew Green Rochester
  • Genesee Genter for the Arts

Makerspaces in NYS

The Construct@RIT on Thursday

Tips for Working on Projects

1. Look for Inspiration!

Adafruit Daily

Burning Man

Maker Faires




Anouk Wipprecht

2. Use Every Day Materials



Old Clothing

3. Always be Prototyping/Making

4. Failures & Mistakes Will Happen

5. Making Doesn't Have to Be By Yourself

6. Make Messes

7. Making Doesn't Have to be Serious

Quick Demo

Wearables Tips

Think about how things wear down over time

Remember placement of wires during prototyping

Hot Glue, Clear Nail Polish, and Velcro are Your Friends

Play with Different Materials

Modifying Pre-Made Objects is Key 


Contact Me

Open Hours Mondays & Tuesdays 2pm-4pm

FOSS@MAGIC Hours on Wednesdays 4pm-6pm

Guest Lecture: Maker Movement & Wearables

By Daniel Schneiderman

Guest Lecture: Maker Movement & Wearables

Guest Lectured HCIN 720: Prototyping Wearable and Internet of Things Devices at RIT.

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