Pressure Sensor Matrix

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Craft, Sensors, Tutorials
Pressure Sensor Matrix

This pressure sensor matrix allows you to detect where pressure is being applied in a specific location. It is an adaptation of Kobakant’s pressure sensor matrix (design here, Arduino code here, and Processing code here). Materials + Tools: + Stretchy Conductive Fabric from lessEMF + Eeontex Stretchy Fabric from Sparkfun + Karl Grimm Conductive Thread […]

eTextile Swatch Exchange 2017: At the Fringes

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Craft, Sensors
eTextile Swatch Exchange 2017: At the Fringes

Title: At the Fringes Credits: Liza Stark Year of Invention: 2017 Description: Fringes hang beneath. They create the boundary between finished object and the outer world. They give movement to otherwise static textiles, unmasking the potential for action. This swatch employs a pulling mechanic to turn fringe into a switch. Ribbons, fabric scraps, and other […]

Crafting Resistance workshops this April

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 in Craft, Learning, Sensors
Crafting Resistance workshops this April

After many months of pondering and planning, this workshop series is finally making it’s way into the world. More to come on the why and the how, but here’s the overview: Crafting Resistance Craft has long been a tool of activist movements, whether quilting to spread awareness of AIDS, embroidering as a means to rebel […]

The Flickering Unicorn

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
The Flickering Unicorn

Finally! It’s here! The full Instructable for the Flickering Unicorn! This was a fun little project post-wedding dress construction. This unicorn costume employs eTextile sensor construction techniques to control the behavior of the RGB LED horn. The mane is a stroke sensor constructed from conductive and non-conductive yarn using a loop stitch technique. By stroking […]

eTextile Summer Camp 2016 in Photos

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
eTextile Summer Camp 2016 in Photos

Another lovely high-flying summer at Paillard 🐓❤️ eTextile Summer Camp Happenings Softopia Discussion Exhibition Fictional eTextiles Focus Group

E-Textile Swatch: Rose Resistance

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Circuits, Sensors
E-Textile Swatch: Rose Resistance

Decorative elements can play an integral role as sensors in smart garments. The rose is a ubiquitous form of ornamentation across many craft practices, especially in crochet. My goal is to explore one technique for three dimensional sensor construction in the form of a crochet rose. Made with a combination of resistive, conductive, and wool […]

Stretch Sensor | Human Breadboard

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 in Craft, Sensors, Tutorials
Stretch Sensor | Human Breadboard

This is a swatch created for the Human Breadboard Project and Kit of Process created at eTextile Summer Camp 2015. I discovered this prototype near the serger on Day 2 of eTextile Summer Camp that I believe was from the Wearables group. I got excited about it and decided to make one myself. I switched […]

Sensor Mechanics: Lacing

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
Sensor Mechanics: Lacing

Documentation for e-Textile Summer Camp swatches. More coming soon!! Go here for now. Schematic files for Silhouette Studio: Swatch_schematic_Lacing

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 […]