E-textiles at iPeaks

Indian Peaks students tried their hand at sewing and electronics with SparkFun's Firefly Jar Kit.  

Several background lessons gave students the necessary knowledge to create a functioning textile circuit.  The iPeaks students learned about electricity's features with basic battery packs & lightbulbs, but also with LED's & Squishy Circuits.  Fourth and fifth graders then learned the basics of sewing: threading the needle, tying knots, and stitching a straight line.  After several practice attempts, the students switched to conductive thread, and were able to create "firefly" jars (complete with four twinkling LEDs!).