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 2

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype 2

Turns out that the sewable Lilypad LEDs are *terrible* for persistence of vision. More to come soon!

POV Fan Prototype 1

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype 1

Victorian ladies discretely communicated with pursuers through their handfan. This fan uses embedded LEDs to send written messages using persistence of vision, with angle and speed determining the message.

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 […]

Mixed Tape Halloween!

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Craft

Well, this was fun.