Textile Game Controllers: Fun with Felting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Learn to make a game controller from sheep wool and conductive fiber!

In this workshop we will use the Adafruit Circuit Playground board in combination with felting techniques to create alternative game controllers! These creations can follow the style of traditional game controllers or can be imagined in new shapes, colours, layouts, or forms. Participants will work with a kit that they can keep at the end of the workshop, including the microcontroller, industrial felt, wool roving, conductive fiber, and a felting needle, so that they can continue to refine their game controllers at home.


This workshop is part of the Textile Game Controller workshop series – a partnership between OCAD University’s Social Body Lab and game:play Lab and Dames Making Games, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant. Be sure to check out our future events as well!


We have a very special Textile Game Controller Game Jam coming in February 2020. More info will be announced soon! Watch Slack and Twitter for registration news.

What to Bring

We will have everything you need to do the basic example, but feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to alter the code. If you are an experienced felter and have felting tools or wool roving feel free to bring that along!


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