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Students will be introduced to the technology of E-Textiles (Electronic Textiles) and Soft Circuits. Electronic textiles are innovative textile materials, which incorporate conductive fabrics, yarns, threads and paper. Circuits, sensors and LEDs are built directly on to or within, the textile which make the textile interactive. E-Textiles and Soft Circuits are used primarily in the Health care and fashion industries. Students will first learn how to build simple electronic circuits using conductive materials and LEDs. They will use this knowledge to further explore the practical and innovative uses of E-textiles by creating interactive greeting cards and posters.

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Jabil-E-Textiles and Soft Circuits

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School:
Eisenhower Elementary School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Stacy Howard 
Students Impacted:
25 
Grade:
Date:
November 23, 2015

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Jabil - $613.00

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Goal

Students will be introduced to the technology of E-Textiles (Electronic Textiles) and Soft Circuits. Electronic textiles are innovative textile materials, which incorporate conductive fabrics, yarns, threads and paper. Circuits, sensors and LEDs are built directly on to or within, the textile which make the textile interactive. E-Textiles and Soft Circuits are used primarily in the Health care and fashion industries. Students will first learn how to build simple electronic circuits using conductive materials and LEDs. They will use this knowledge to further explore the practical and innovative uses of E-textiles by creating interactive greeting cards and posters. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will learn to construct simple electronic circuits using adhesive micro-controllers, conductive tape and LEDs. They will keep a journal of the different types of circuits they create. The students will then use their knowledge to create an interactive poster which will respond to touch or sound.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will gain a deeper understanding of Electronic Circuits. Using the basic skills they have learned, they will be introduced to the possibilities of future careers in the fields of Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Robotics and Healthcare. 

 

Describe the Students

The students using the materials come from a diverse cultural background. This class of fourth graders is comprised of 10 boys and 12 girls. 28% of the class are ESE (Exceptional Students Education, Student with Disabilities), 14% are Second Language Learners, 15% are Gifted Learners, while 80% of the entire class receives free lunch. The goal of the project is to introduce students to innovative resources and enriched activities that will promote interest in the STEM careers of the future. 

 

Budget Narrative

Each student will receive the materials to create (3) types of circuits, which they will document in their journal. They will then use their knowledge of paper circuits to create (1) electronic greeting card and (1) interactive poster using Bare Conductive paint and LEDs. Advanced activities include adding a sound sensor to their interactive poster using the Lilypad (micro-controller) Design Kit. The sound sensors included in the kit will trigger a response, such as, a flickering light or turning a light off or on. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Conductive cooper foil tape $75.00
2 3v coin battery 20mm $50.00
3 Multimeter Voltage Meter $25.00
4 Chibitronics Sticker Circuits $140.00
5 Alligator Clips $6.00
6 Battery holders $25.00
7 LED Lights $30.00
8 Vibration Motors 3vdc $50.00
9 Buzzers $12.00
10 Bare Conductive Class Kit $120.00
11 Lilypad Design Kit $80.00
  Total: $613.00

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