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Eva Jones: Interactive Soft Circuits and eTextiles Workshop with Arduino Lilypad in Berkeley. Interactive Soft Circuits and eTextiles Workshop with Arduino Lilypad in Berkeley, California Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27, 2010 "In this hands-on weekend workshop we will cut, sew, weave, knit, felt and layer specialized electrotextiles, conductive threads and conventional electronics to create interactive soft circuits for wearables, musical instruments, jewelry and other responsive systems. We will make e-textile pressure, stretch and position sensors connect them to the Lilypad wearable computing platform and use led's and small speakers for output.

We will draw inspiration from my large collection of materials, devices and projects reviewing best practices in commercial, academic and DIY eTextile work. " File:Flexible Lilypad Arduino.jpg. Codedchromics | Intelligent colour changing textiles integrated with computer science and electronics | Page 6. A really interesting collaboration and outcome – Dance/Costume!

Culture and science coming together!? “August 19, 2011 A dance/design collaboration between Harrison Atelier and choreographer Catherine Miller, PHARMACOPHORE explores Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, a novel driven by its protagonist’s search for a cure for her ennui. Emma Bovary places herself readily into the thrall of any object or idea, hoping to transcend what she terms her chronic “insufficiency.” In thinking about Madame Bovary as a narrative scaffold for PHARMACOPHORE, understanding the critical role in the novel of the character Homais, who is a pharmacist, we were struck by the structural resemblance, perhaps even the identity between Emma’s search for, and at times temporary achievement of, a cure for her malaise and the contemporary understanding of the placebo effect, whereby the desire that a drug will work temporarily triggers the release of neurotransmitters mimicking the sense of well-being. Like this: E-Textile Meet-Up - News.

By Emcee Grady | December 10, 2010 | 10 comments Share Use this URL to share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Today we have a guest post from our friend Lynne Bruning, E-Textile master: Last week I embarked on a hasty trip to Portland to see Rose City Vaudeville, visit a very pregnant girlfriend and size-up the Stump Town geek factor. Within a couple of hours I found cheap airfare, called my friend and blindly emailed the Portland Dorkbot, home of the Teensy++. They agreed to host a free E-Textile meet-up at the BrainSilo hacker space on Friday night. With only a few days notice, very little planning and a rainy evening, I anticipated a few friends, a six pack of beer and a couple of curious inventors.

I brought samples of conductive fabric and threads, Lilypads and Aniomagic Schemers, shared sewing tricks and talked about e-textiles, adaptive technology and the best blogs to follow the wearable computing trends. Continuum Fashion : N12. The future of fashion, and the future of consumer products in general, lies not only in more advanced technologies and materials, but also in reevaluating the very infrastructure of design, manufacture, and retail.

By blending rapid fabrication, interactive software, and the accessibility of the web, we can let individuals participate directly in the design and production process. In short, the "D" collection is actually a piece of software. The D.dress app lets you draw a dress, turns it into a 3D model, and exports a cutting pattern to make the real dress, sized to your measurements. A laser cutter or plotter cuts the pattern out of fabric, which is then sewn into the dress. All the designs are unified around the theme of the little black dress, and the triangulation used in the software. This allows basically everyone to create their own innovative dress design. 3D3 Solutions Announces Kinect 3D Scanner, KScan3D, at Siggraph 2012. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 3D3 Solutions, a cutting edge developer of 3D scanning and visualization technologies, announces the release of KScan3D at Siggraph 2012 today.

KScan3D is a Kinect-based 3D scanning software solution that provides consumers with the opportunity to capture quality 3D scans of real-world objects at an affordable price. 3D3 Solutions is demonstrating KScan3D for the first time at the Siggraph Exhibition in the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 7-9 in booth 1114.

“KScan3D benefits from years of research and development on our professional line of 3D scanning products including the HDI 3D Scanner and FlexScan3D Software,” said Nick Koziupa, Product Manager. “The software combines our state-of-the-art technology with Microsoft’s phenomenally successful Kinect hardware to provide beginners, students, educators, and hobbyists with a fully featured, easy to use 3D scanning solution.” Availability KScan3D is available today at. Roundup of Creative Conductive Materials & E-textile Techniques. For you, this lovely Friday afternoon, I have gathered some fun and funky explorations by the DIY and e-textile community.

From conductive liquid to conductive pompoms, I hope these material experiments will entice you make something this weekend! Enjoy! Snap-on LED for 9V Battery (I hope there is a resistor somewhere in this design) Conductive Fluid Conductive fluid made from a combination of water, salt, and graphite. Conductive PomPoms Conductive pompoms made with a combination of conductive & ordinary wool by Dual pressure sensor created from stitched resistors used in by Lara Grant Conductive Felt Pressure Sensor Conductive felt pressure sensor by Lara Grant Stretchy Knit Cable Stretchy knit cable to isolate conductive thread by Remember if you make something, please share!

Origami Clothing. Jaume_amill. Wearable Toy Piano. Lesson no.12,P.2 - ORGANZA DRESS&TATTOO, Fashion Drawing. Exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles. Exhibition 31 May 2010 - 24 June 2010 11:00-16:00 Location: Nutshuis Riviervismarkt 5 Den Haag Free Entry If you're in the Netherlands be sure not to miss the exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles, opening the 27th of May in the Nutshuis in the Hague.

The exhibition brings together for the first time e-textiles made by young artists and designers in the Netherlands. The opening is going to be a real exciting evening, starting off with a lecture by Piem Wirtz from V2_ at 19:00. In this lecture Piem Wirtz will sketch the breadth of the field of electronic textiles and will raise a number of critical questions. Hopefully we'll have a nice discussion on use and uselessness, and the future of wearables.

At 20.00 Fashioning Technology's own Syuzi Pakhchyan will officially open the exhibition with TeleScissors, a new installation by artist Joachim Rotteveel. Intimacy by Daan Roosegaarde and Maartje Dijkstra Apology Helmet and Greetometer by Meg Grant CircuitDress by Nicky Assmann Swipe by Mark Kwikkers. Talk2myshirt. Haute Tech at the Smart Textiles Salon in Gent Hot, Haute Tech news just arrived in our inbox about the Smart Textiles Salon held in Ghent, Belgium on Sept. 25 The most exiting exhibits on show will be the Avantex award winning Klight, designed and developed by Mareike Michel and made in a cooperation between the STELLA project and the Fraunhofer IZM. During the Smart Textile Salon its ‘brother and sister’, the Pneuma and Dis.appear light dress will be on stage as well. Pneuma and Dis.appear have been made as part of a project at the Institute of Fashion and Textile Design of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the Fraunhofer IZM, called e-Motion.

UPDATE/clarification: we got additional information as well as corrections regarding the Haute Tech dresses. Fashion design student Mareike Michel created the interactive dress Klight. The e-MOTION project has published a very nice project summary. Besides this fabulous dresses there is a long list of highly interesting exhibits: Links | Wearable Electronics. Startseite Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. TinkerTags | Beyond Bits and Atoms 2012. General Information Group Mo Akade (LDT MA Student, School of Education) Mike Duong (LDT MA Student, School of Education) Summary We have created TinkerTags, a wearable computing platform for children between the ages of 9 and 13. The platform consists of three main components: a pair of interactive sneakers, a simple-to-use visual programming environment, and a web-based community.

Project Media Powerpoint Slides and Video Coming Soon Project Description Motivation Sneakerheads! Sneakerheads are already customizing their shoes–mostly with different colors by painting shoes themselves, or purchasing personalized “kicks” from websites like NIKEiD and YourReebok. The System Tech-Enhanced Shoe and Programming Environment Designed for Final Project Components for the Tech-Enhanced Sneaker: 1) Custom Fabric Unit Insert- The fabric unit houses the LilyPad Arduino PCB, wires, and a force sensitive resistor.

Components of the Programming Environment: How it Works Our Journey First Sketches Diving into Arduino. ORIGAMI BLOG » Origami Tessellation dress by Romina Goransky. Romina Goransky, an origami teacher based in Buenos Aires, Argentina created this beautiful origami tessellation dress to wear for her brother’s wedding. A ten day project, the dress was built using two pleated pieces and hand sewn using taffeta, which is a crisp, smooth plain woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers, which is also used to line clothing. Prior to sewing the pieces together, they created a treatment for the fabric by mixing glue and water so that the pleat would remain in its shape while the fabric was hand folded.

What a beautiful dress! Assignments : New Textiles 2012. Fashion Design Software. Laser Garment Cutting, Cloth Cut Hollow, Cutting Engraving Hole Drilling, Engrave Punch, Fabric Cut Punch. Psychogeography in fashion. Psychogeography in fashion At Tent London this year, The Design Museum presented a retrospective exhibition of Kingston University’s world renowned alumni alongside a selection of work from 150 current arts based MA graduates. The influence of psychogeography as a theme was evident in the work of many of the designers – especially in the area of fashion, as shown here: Laura Michaels used 3D scanning, parametric modelling and laser cutting to create her ‘Skin Graph’ dress. Her project, in collaboration with Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson, is an exploration of the bridge between fashion and architecture, though the body contouring involved in the exercise seems to owe more to geographical mapping techniques and the individuality of human topography.

Laura explains that “Like skin the essence of time is recorded, a second skin is generated as a representation of oneself. And Maja Polakova created this crocheted body suit as part of her ‘made in CzechoSlovakia’ project. DIY Fiber Optic Fabric using RGB LEDs. By weaving fiber optic strands as if they were yarn, this team of DIYers created a fiber optic “fabric” of sorts which features a few dozen RGB LEDs and reacts to the outside world via Twitter. Currently, they’re raising funds to launch a company to produce the textiles, but we’re posting it here so you can be inspired to build your own.

After the strands are weaved together, groups of the strands are grouped together and aimed down the head of an LED. Each LED is controlled via software which also connects to the web. The electronics behind it are fairly simple and can be easily replicated using an Arduino. Popular LED and Light Projects: 3D cloth simulation Model and style creation. WOVEN FIBER. Fiber Optic Dressing Monitors Wound Healing. 2inShare A team of Swiss researchers from the Technology in Textiles (TechinTex) project are working on a new type of wound dressing which can monitor the state of a wound using fiber optic threads woven into the dressing. The fibers are designed to change color in response to changes in the acidity of the wound, which is an indicator of its healing status.

It is hoped that this new approach may replace the need for swabs and laboratory testing. Currently the dressing is capable of detecting acidity changes in human blood serum, but may include enzyme monitoring in the future. The team is currently working on calibrating the light signal through a range of acidity levels. Such smart sensing dressings may offer a powerful new resource for the treatment of recalcitrant wounds such as diabetic, pressure and venous leg ulcers in the future. More at IEEE Spectrum: Optical Fiber Watches Wounds Project page: TecInTex: Technology Integration into Textiles.


EMPRESAS SECTOR TEXTIL. FASHION DESIGN. EL Wire. EL Wire, also known as Electroluminescent wire, is a stiff wire core coated with phosphor and then covered with a protective PVC sheath. When an AC signal is applied to it, it glows an aqua (blue green) color. Sometimes its covered with a colored plastic shell to make it appear another color. It looks a little like thin neon. Very bendable, it keeps its shape and you can curl it around your finger. Its an easy way to add some glow to a project, not as bright as LEDs but uses a lot less power! It's often used for costuming, decoration, accent lighting, safety vests, bicycle/motorcycle/car/boat/home decoration, signs, etc. We have two EL project tutorials - the TRON-inspired bag and the EL wire party couch !

You can pick up some high-brightness, long-life EL wire and inverters at the Adafruit shop EL is 'cold' - the wires generate no heat! Please note! HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT. Using the circular knitting machine to knit a circular tube with the Schoeller 50/2 conductive yarn, makes for an excellent stretch sensor that can be used (among other things) to capture the pressure of a balloon inflating and deflating. Closeup of knit yarn, where the red yarn is regular yarn and the gray wide center stripe is conductive. You can also knit the conductive yarn alongside a regular yarn, this increases resistance.

Below are pictures of an example where the thin gray conductive yarn is knit along side regluar white yarn using the circular knitting machine. Circular knitting machines are cheap and can be ordered via Amazon online. With them you can knit both tubes and square pieces and knitting larger pieces is a matter of minutes. Stretch Sensing Video Inflation Sensing Video. Flyer Pretty Smart Textiles. Mode 2012/2013 - Collection BALMAIN Femme Automne-Hiver 2012/2013. Poser Dynamic Clothing Tutorial Conforming to Dynamic. Shape Memory Alloy Shirt and Jacket. Textiles inteligentes | Ami - Inteligencia Ambiental. 3D Online. Meg grant :: e-textile entropy. 3D cloth simulation Model and style creation. ITS EUSKADI. E-Textiles,Smart Textiles,Wearable Textiles,Wearable Electronic Textiles. | Products. eTextile Lounge — everything electronic and textiles. Skunkfunk (Lagasca) E-Textile Research Group: Projects : Glove. Five Materials That Are Making Technology Wearable. Wearable LAMP by frankie TEE at Coroflot. Tejiendo Perú... dos agujas, crochet, telares, horquilla, etc. - Tejiendo Perú... CETEMMSA. Origamic textile studies by Anna O’Neill. Plusea. LilyTiny - DEV-10899. 3D Clothes Making - Marvelous Designer 2 ( Kinect Body Scaner | Virtual Fashion Technology. Easy Fashion Design Sketching with Templates. Everything about Wearable Electronic.