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. Look at the materials page for much more.

You should get these tools and materials ASAP and bring them to every class.

1. General

  • multimeter
  • paper (range of weights, colors, textures, etc e.g. tracing, vellum, cardstock, etc.)
  • scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • small tip brushes
  • ruler
  • tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
  • hot glue
  • hot glue gun
  • clear nail polish
  • small needle nose pliers (such as those used for jewelry making)
  • wire clippers
  • wire snips
  • tweezers
  • liquid containers (to store inks)
  • assortment of fabric (muslin or cotton is fine)

2. Paper-related

3. Electronics

You will need these as well, but not immediately:

  • Breadboard
  • Arduino Uno + jumper cables
  • Small Recording Module, sound greeting card, or 1/8 inch audio cable (old headphones, anyone?)

3. Fabric

  • A basic sewing kit including needles, thread, seam ripper, etc.