The Fabricademy Lesson Collection is about creating a bridge between fabrics and electronics. Consisting of various types of projects, these lessons can be used to create an understanding of basic e-textile concepts. At the same time this collection will be a gateway into becoming familiar with terms and techniques used in advanced e-textiles to peak your interest.

 

Fabricademy Lesson Collection

FABRIC SENSOR: TILT SENSOR

In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit that can display our orientation by visual representation. Using a metal bead and “hot…

FABRIC SENSOR: BEND SENSOR

WHAT IS A BEND SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric bend sensor. A bend sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

FABRIC SENSOR: PRESSURE SENSOR

WHAT IS A PRESSURE SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

About Oyedotun (Oye)

I like to consider myself as a product designer. I studied mechanical engineering and applied the principles of engineering into the things I like. Currently I teach in the 3D Experience Lab’s Fabricademy node working in digital fabrication, textiles, fabric science, and electronics.

About Fabricademy

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course offered by the Fab Foundation that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry to the upcoming wearable market. The two phase program will last 6 months, with approximately 3 months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in depth applied project research. Fabricademy offers a decentralized rather than isolated educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. The individual labs are supported and supervised regionally by supernode sites with more advanced capabilities, expertise, and inventories.

Community Contributed Digital Fabrication Lessons

Tactile Assisted Design: Four Forces of Flight

Students who are blind and visually impaired oftentimes can’t participate in computer aided design (CAD) and digital fabrication activities because high detail screen work is a challenge. For those students…

January 31, 2024
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CPX Circuit Holder: A Digital Fabrication Project

During this project students will gain knowledge and skills using. 3D printing vinyl cutting block coding playground express circuit They will then apply those skills to design and digitally manufacture…

January 27, 2024

Bee Hotels with 3D Printing and Woodworking

This five-lesson plan aims to engage 9th and 10th-grade students in creating bee-friendly spaces on the school campus by designing and building functional bee hotels. The project combines 3D printing…

January 8, 2024

Decorative Box Lantern

This lesson takes the creative and cultural tradition of lantern making and combines it with a tech-based lesson in digital design and fabrication. Students will use 2D design software to…

December 5, 2023

Theatrical Mask Making

This lesson takes the creative mask making style of a Broadway theater show (think the Lion King) and combines it with a tech-based lesson in digital design and fabrication. Students…

December 5, 2023

Virtual Hispanic Art Gallery

The “Exploring Hispanic Artists from the US” project is designed for middle school students to delve into the world of Hispanic art and culture by researching and creating virtual art…

October 15, 2023

Exploring Innovation and Invention

In this lesson, the students will learn the history of innovations through fun and play. The files for stickers or laser cutting will the attached to this lesson which the…

September 26, 2023

MakeyMakey Inventor Biography Bottle

Students will choose a scientist or inventor from the past or present to research in order to write an informational report.  While the students are progressing through the writing…

September 7, 2023

Introduction to 3D Designing with a 3D Pen and Sketchbook

Students will learn the basics of 3D designing and geometry through hands-on activities using a 3D pen and a 3D sketchbook (or folded square papers). They will create simple 3D…

August 14, 2023

A- Frame level for contour Farming

This lesson introduces students to agriculture practices and its benefits. Students will learn about contour farming and vegetable cultivation. When studying contour farming for vegetables, students will gain specific insights…

July 21, 2023

FLA Week 3 – Universal Design and Sustainability

On YouTube, I’ve watched several ways how to make good-sounding drums, and with biomaterials, I’ve tried to make a surface that will boost the sound of the bucket and make…

July 19, 2023

Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills by using Grammar Wheel

In the lesson “Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills,” intermediate-level students learn to formulate different types of questions, identify question words, and effectively gather information. The lesson begins with a…

June 30, 2023

Cooking our own Fab Lab biomaterials

Within the study of plastic, the students will cook different bioplastics with different recipes and proportions of ingredients to study the mechanical properties of the material. With a laser cutter,…

June 30, 2023

FLA Week6: A wavy line that connects

Explore waves in our environment and the characteristics of sinusoidal waves—amplitude, frequency, and wavelength.    Students will go through the 4 phases of Engage – Explore – Explanation – Extension…

June 30, 2023

STANDARDS-ALIGNED

Community contributed lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  offer formal educators innovative pathways to teaching content knowledge. The Fab I Can Statements are a resource to develop technology-literate learning progressions to align with content standards.

FAB TESTED

Periodically lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on a call for submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers.  Our inaugural set of lessons for the SCOPES-DF project were Fab Tested in 2016 and are tagged Fab Tested on the website.

OPEN-SOURCE VALUES

Lessons are distributed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC license, that permits free use and re-purposing by others.