Geeky Hats and Gloves

At our drinks last week we found out about e-stitches and their great mix of tech and fashion! 

‘Tis the season for woolly hats and gloves – 6:30pm on 11th December at The Pervasive Media Studio

For this session we’re going to be looking at soft circuits in hats and gloves. We discussed in last month’s session the use of conductive pompoms to light up woolly hats, and we’ve also found these gloves instructables projects for woolly gloves or cycling gloves

Basic materials to make something will be provided but if you have specific ideas that require materials please bring them along. Any of the following would be useful if you have them and could bring them;

  • A funky hat or some stylish gloves, Felt or fleecy fabric off cuts, Coloured wool, Conductive wool, LEDs, Button battery or a couple of AAAs, Battery holder or some thick elastic, Conductive thread, Any kind of switch you would like to incorporate
  • Pom-pom maker, Crochet hook/knitting needles, Thin nose pliers, Sharps Needle, Darning needle, Scissors, Pencil

Parties ….

December 11th is the CodeHub Xmas drinks and a review of their mentorship program Christmas Social

December 11th is Bath GirlGeekdinners BGGD Reloaded #4 – Projects and Business Support and christmas drinks @ the Guild

also on December 11th is the  PROUDbristol @ The Golden Guinea : Christmas Quiz!

On the 12th is the  InterEngineering South West Christmas Social @ the royal navy volunteer

Then on the 13th theres  Christmas drinks for business owners and freelancers (Fishponds, Bristol)

News & Events

We want people involved with the DigiLocal Crowdfunder which pushes inclusion and is training up the next generation of tech folk.  On that note we also have an event planned with the NEW Desklodge House on the 19th Mince Pies and Mulled Wine @ Desklodge House. As we all know Desklodge are the best for culture and inclusion and are asking people to put into the fundraiser for Digilocal in exchange for the drinks, food and chit chat!  (Did I mention we are a bit in love with Desklodge House … especially the alice in wonderland mini door!)

District 1 – Bristol

Monday 10th

2pm: Introduction to Social Media

4pm: What Next? West Chapter (December 2018): Culture is Digital

evening: Tech & Cider Presents – Start-up Stories: Sauce & YellowDog

Tuesday 11th

Triodos Bank Good Mornings: Networking Breakfast “Single use plastic and beyond: strategies for sustainable business”

Remaining In The UK After Studies – Panel Discussion & Networking – Bristol

Very Geeky!  Digital user testing using mobile phones in a museum gallery

Not techy but brain health related … Resilience and Wellbeing – Bristol

Wednesday 12th

We geeked out a bit to this one OS Open Zoomstack – Geovation workshop (Bristol)

Thursday 13th

Future Skills Exchange 2018 by Business West

(& 14th) Arts & Health South West Annual Conference 2018

Friday 14th

One for our WTF~ Bristol  members  Business Finance Principles – Sources of Finance

This friday is the final F3F until after Christmas so sign up and come say hi if you’re free!

District 2 – Bath

Other than GGD all we’ve spotted is on the 15th Digital Makers at the Guild

District 3 – Weston-Super-Mare

On the 11th is the  BNI B2B Networking Event Business Networking

Also on the 11th actually its Portishead  but VERY relevant  Supporting Girls to Achieve in Maths

On the 12th, something that Womens Tech Jobs is very keen on, is  Apprenticeships for SMEs – The Basics – North Somerset

FreeThreeFridays & Other stuff

Our regular Friday, women only networking courtesy of Desklodge continues. Simply join up here F3F and  Womens Tech Jobs are available if you want to chat careers or training.

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