This course is heavily based in materials. I will provide samples for you to experiment with, but you will be responsible for purchasing materials for individual projects.
You should get these materials ASAP and bring them to every class.
1. Paper related
paper (or appropriate substrate for the workshop)
small tip brushes
tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
woodless graphite pencil
A variety of LEDs of your choosing. Keep aesthetics in mind and default to diffused! 360° LEDs + 5050 SMD LEDs + 5MM in bulk I usually get one of the big kits from Evil Mad Scientist.
220 Ohm Resistors (red, red, brown)
10 K Ohm Resistors (black, brown, orange)
3V Lithium Batteries
Small Neodynmium Magnets (you can get these from AI Friedman, the Container Store (look in the office section), or online)
Copper Tape (1/4″ width)
Bare conductive paint pen or container Also available at Radioshack or Adafruit
Coin cell battery holders (at least 3)
You will need these as well, but not immediately:
Small Recording Module
A basic sewing kit including needles, thread, seam ripper, etc.
Acquire these materials as you need them for projects – or just to experiment!
I am still in the process of updating these. Many, many more distributors and products are available. Check Adafruit, Sparkfun, Less EMF, Evil Mad Scientist, Inventables, and How To Get What You Want for full inventories.
Electroluminescent ink and other EL display materials at Gwent Electronic Materials
Other Inks + Pigments
Conductive Fabric for circuits at EMF, Sparkfun and Silverell
Conductive Thread for sewing machine at Sparkfun
Conductive Thread for hand sewing at Sparkfun
Resistive Thread (light gray) at EMF
Velostat by 3M at EMF
Conductive Tape + Adhesive
3M™ Copper Conductive Tape at Tedpella