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Explore these resources to learn more about using programmable LEDs in fashion.

How Do LEDs Work?

Use this resource to learn more about LED lights and how they can be used in fashion. Web Link - Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Pixel Art

LED designs are a lot like pixel art. This pixel art resource will help you plan your designs. Each “pixel” will be replaced by an LED light. More pixels means more LED lights. Web Link - Pixel Art Activities

Using LEDs in Clothing

Use this resource to learn about one way individual LED lights can be used to add flare to your clothes. Web Link - Sewing Electronics: Wearables that Light Up

Programming LEDs

Use this resource to learn about using grids to program LED lights. This resource uses a 4x4 grid. Your designs should use a 10x10 grid or larger. Web Link - Introduction to Coordinate Grids

Use this resource to program your LED designs. Web Link - Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Coordinate Plane

Many programming tools are based on the coordinate plane. Use this resource to learn more about the coordinate plane. Article - Coordinate Plane

Geometric Transformations

Geometric transformations can bring an LED design to life. Use this resource to learn about some helpful geometric transformations. Article - Geometric Transformations

Ideas to Get You Thinking

LEDs in Sports: Use this resource to learn how the National Basketball Association (NBA) is looking to make player jerseys customizable. Web Link - NBA shows off concept jersey that lets fans change its name and number

LEDs for Safety: Use this resource to learn how companies are using programmable LEDs to make it safer for people to run or bicycle at night. Web Link - Lumenus - Technologically enhanced clothing and gear

LEDs in Fashion: Use this resource to learn how fashion designers are using programmable LEDs to change innovate in fashion. Web Link - Threading the Needle: Fostering Student Success Through Making