Lace Me Up eTextile Swatch

Posted on May 31, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Circuits, Craft
Lace Me Up eTextile Swatch

Submitted to the eTextile Summer Camp swatchbook call for entries.

#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Craft
#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

The lovely folks over at littleBits asked me to create a project spotlighting the new Makey Makey bit. Designing a wearable instrument was the obvious choice. Here’s the full project write up! Compose and choreograph at the same time! Using conductive fabric, conductive thread, the synth kit and the Makey Makey bit, this wearable instrument […]

Simone Says Interface

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
Simone Says Interface

A game for the body. More description soon!

POV Fan Prototype

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype

This project centers around a collection of computationally and electronically enhanced hand fans, which function as props for a speculative storytelling process called “hacking historical objects”. These handcrafted objects carry with them an embedded narrative, which the “hacking” process aims to access and recontextualize. The modified fans are designed to present a new potential future […]

Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Handmade Christmas ornaments often have stories locked inside them, nostalgic promises of memories and modes of being that resurface each year. For me, a combination of kitsch and handcraft formed a powerful imprisoning mechanism. No key could stop the sentimental here. In this series of ornaments, i wanted to play with this intersection by including […]

Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Do not buy those touch sensitive gloves! They’re way expensive to buy, but cheap and easy to make yourself. Here’s a tutorial from Family Circuit, the web series from yours truly. These gloves work because they extended the conductivity, or capacitance, of your skin to the screen so it’s just like your finger is touching […]

A Game about Electricity + Circuits, Part 1

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Craft, Games, Learning
A Game about Electricity + Circuits, Part 1

THE BEGINNING. This post is the first in a series documenting the design of a game called Eureka Tesla. As a professional project, this was a challenging exercise around inquiry-based learning. As a personal project, it was the first effort to wed my two favorite domains: soft circuits and games. This project began as a […]

Weaving Tests

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Craft
Weaving Tests

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!

Spinning Tests

Posted on May 4, 2014 in Craft
Spinning Tests

Using conductive wool roving: Spinning around conductive thread:

Fabric Speaker Tests

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Craft

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 […]