After receiving a loom from my partner’s stepmom, I giddily dreamed of different conductive possibilities – and was not disappointed. More on my weaving (and warping) journeys soon. In the meantime, process photos!
Using conductive wool roving:
Spinning around conductive thread:
Who doesn’t love these adorable Dr. Who alien babies? Press one arm for red, the other for blue, or combine for magenta.
Study for webseries project.
Here’s a quick visual overview of the process:
I love a good excuse for a project.
Not only because I love making things, but I like designing experiences and if they have deadlines and an audience, even better. This project was specifically designed for me to wear at our Cooking with Hardware panel. After a few TeamBlinky conversations around Continue Reading…
Learning how to make your own pressure sensor is something of a mind bending moment. If you are of the physical computing persuasion, you are normalized to quarter-sized force sensing resistors. Once you come across the magical fabric of velostat, the size (and possibilities) of pressure sensors grow exponentially. A Continue Reading…
I took a break yesterday, stepping out from under a semi-stifling mound of work to engage in a lovely exercise of symmetry and repurposing. Here is what emerged:
Here is an article I recently published for New Tech City, a podcast from WNYC, called Five Games Your Middle Schooler Should Be Playing. Many of these picks came out of conversations with my fellow game designers about the idea of “juicy” games – games that provide endless opportunity space Continue Reading…
A few of my students and I got together for an outside session of fabric speaker making to test different materials and configurations:
Material: Thin coated wire
Configuration: Horizontal uncrossed
Outcome: Too much surface are to find a concentrated point
Material: Conductive Thread
Configuration: Radial – played with visibility to determine how the fabric would Continue Reading…