background preloader



Related:  Soft CircuitsWearable Technology

Knit a Working Circuit Forget about circuit boards and start thinking about circuit stitches with this illuminating tutorial by electronic art professor Jesse Seay on how to knit your own circuitry. …I developed a method to “print” circuit boards on my knitting machine, with materials that are inexpensive, easily available, and solderable. The method works with both traditional electronic components and with e-textile components. And while I use a knitting machine for rapid production, the materials should work fine for hand knitters. As Seay explains in the introduction, this tutorial assumes that you already know how to knit and shows you how to integrate wiring into your knitting by design a knitting pattern that will allow you to make connections between electronic components, just like an ordinary circuit board.

The 10 Most Amazing Electronic Clothes Of the Century Computers? Clothes? What's the difference? Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain by Marshall Brain Let's say that you have children, and you would like to help them learn computer programming at a youngish age. As the father of four kids, I have tried to approach it from several different angles. What I would like to do here is collect some ideas for parents who are looking for different options. Let's start with a something important: Every kid is different.

How Wearable Technology Works" For most people, fun is the hook that makes new technology worth investigating. Wearable technology promises entertainment galore. Video games are bigger than ever, with cinematic appeal and wow-inducing special effects. Clothing Gets Computerized Sure those name brand threads may look good, but when was the last time they allowed you to become a walking sound and light show? The Soundie, part hoodie and part electric keyboard, is a build-it-yourself project now featured on the Instructables website. By touching the Soundie at different points and with different numbers of fingers, different pitches and lights will activate. Vary the amount of contact and you change the light and sound. It turns your hoodie into a musical instrument you can wear.

Arduino LilyPad for Clothing Overview The LilyPad Arduino is a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles. It can be sewn to fabric and similarly mounted power supplies, sensors and actuators with conductive thread. The board is based on the ATmega168V (the low-power version of the ATmega168) (datasheet) or the ATmega328V (datasheet). The LilyPad Arduino was designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics. Downloads CoderDojo : pleins de defis autour de la programmation CoderDojo, fundamentally is non-curriculum based. There is a multitude of excellent resources online for learning computer programming and we encourage all Dojos to use these in order to teach the basics and then focus the Dojo sessions on allowing the young people or 'CoderDojo Ninjas' to work creatively on projects of their own. Learn more information about the Guiding Principles and Philosophies of learning at CoderDojo. Topics covered at a Dojo is dependant on the Mentors who organised the Dojo and their technical skills combined with the interests of the young people attending.

PROJECTS Sew Electric Sew Electric is a book of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold […] Circuit Stickers Circuit stickers are a new medium for making electronics. LED Shoe Clips Step #3: PrevNext Gently singe the edges to prevent fraying. Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a bunch (or you're feeling crafty), you can make your own wearable board.

Knit a Working Circuit Board For this instructable, I'll demonstrate how to knit circuitry, using a simple LED circuit as an example. The instructions assume you already know how to knit, solder, and wire up LEDs. (If you need to brush up on those skills, there are great tutorials all over the web.)

Joy Slippers Version 2 These slippers have 4 analog pressure sensors embedded. They can be used to feed Up, Down, Left and Right values into your computer replacing your mouse, joystick... Visit the JoySlippers website >> This Instructable improves upon the previous version It will show you how to make a pair of Joy Slippers, connect them to an Arduino physical computing platform and run a Processing application that will allow you to draw with your feet, as seen in the following video. The resistance range of the pressure sensors depends a lot on the initial pressure.

ElectroPUFF Craft Kit Discover the magic of electronics textiles! Make your own ElectroPUFF Lamp Dimmer with this fun, easy and educational craft kit. The ElectroPUFF Lamp Dimmer is a soft, whimsical pompom that controls any incandescent table lamp with just a gentle tap. By combining colorful recycled carpet fibers with special conductive yarns that sense your touch, you'll create a truly unique object that's as much fun to make as it is to use! •Fun & easy for everyone! HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT Welcome to the KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation Example Projects ATtiny Snap Diamond