Saturday I visited the Cebit in Hannover and passed by the “smart textiles Village“. There where some products exibited and a lot of interesting people to talk to. 2 things where inspiring for the EduWear project. Sunload presented their solar bags that can power PDAs, mobile phones or notebooks (I cannot imagine that but they say so). To work with solar technology could be a nice thing to make children reflect on the “bad” sides of technology as spending a lot of energy.
TITV Greiz showed products they made like a ski glove with an integrated mobile phone. They also had smd LEDs on a data glove. The technique they used can be interesting for our workshops because they used conductive glue to connect the LED. Maybe that is easier then sew them.