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Textile Game Controllers: Fun with Felting

Wednesday, January 15
6:30 PM— 9:30 PM

Learn to make a game controller from sheep wool and conductive fiber in this hands-on workshop. All materials provided, and no experience necessary.

Dames Making Games
Space

DMG Workshop

Co-presented by
Social Body Lab & game:play lab

Learn to make a game controller from sheep wool and conductive fiber!

In this workshop we will use the Adafruit Circuit Playground board in combination with felting techniques to create alternative game controllers! These creations can follow the style of traditional game controllers or can be imagined in new shapes, colours, layouts, or forms. Participants will work with a kit that they can keep at the end of the workshop, including the microcontroller, industrial felt, wool roving, conductive fiber, and a felting needle, so that they can continue to refine their game controllers at home.

ABOUT

This workshop is part of the Textile Game Controller workshop series – a partnership between OCAD University’s Social Body Lab and Game:play lab and Dames Making Games, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant. Be sure to check out our future events as well!