SparkFun Electronics' eTextiles Specialist to Speak at Smart Fabrics Conference

Dia Campbell to Present "Bringing Smart Textiles to Makers and the DIY Community"

Apr 12, 2012, 09:03 ET from SparkFun Electronics

MIAMI, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 17th, 2012 Boulder-based SparkFun Electronics (, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is sending eTextiles expert Dia Campbell to speak at the Smart Fabrics Conference in Miami, Fla. Campbell, whose official title is the SparkFun Techstyle Specialist, will give a presentation called "Bringing Smart Textiles to Makers and the DIY Community."

eTextiles is a quickly-growing sect of the DIY community which involves adding electronics to clothing and fabric. SparkFun has been one of the pioneers in the industry and has a growing selection of eTextiles products available on its website. "To me, the human aspect is going to be a huge part of seeing smart wearables become a part of day-to-day life, rather than a novelty," explained Campbell. " I'm looking forward to a day 5 or 10 years in the future where your e-wardrobe is as indispensable as your cell phone."

The Smart Fabrics conference, whose motto is "Where fashion meets cutting-edge technology," will feature speakers from many different areas of fashion, electronics, and the DIY/Maker community. The conference provides a unique setting for the aforementioned industries to come together and chart the course of the rapidly evolving smart fabrics industry.

"SparkFun is very excited to have Dia presenting at the Smart Fabrics conference," said SparkFun director of marketing AnnDrea Boe. "As the eTextiles and Maker communities continue to grow, having a presence at events like this is key to keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry. We look forward to presenting, networking with other like-minded people, and, of course, learning from our peers."

The Smart Fabrics conference will take place on April 17th – 19th, 2012 at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Fla. For more information about Smart Fabrics, please visit (  

For more information on SparkFun's eTextiles products, please visit (

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Founded in 2003, SparkFun shares its passion by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their own electronics projects.

SparkFun currently offers more than 1,800 products, ranging from simple components, like capacitors and resistors, to GPS units and Bluetooth modules. The company employs 140 people and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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