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Electronic Textiles and Soft Sensors
Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Culver City, CA
This course will introduce makers to an exciting new palate of conductive threads and fabrics. Unique properties and qualities of each material will be discussed.
You will learn how to construct your own textile sensors (switches, potentiometers, pressure, tilt and flex sensors, etc) as novel controls for electronics.
Potential applications include: wearable technology, textile-based gaming interfaces, novel interfaces and controls for electronic music, 3D architectural and product interfaces, and much more.
Basic sewing skills (hand and machine sewing) would be nice but not required.
If you don't have any sewing experience, please review this video.
About the Instructor:
Syuzi Pakhchyan is an experience designer whose work investigates the intersection between code, cloth and culture. Her design and research interests include wearable technologies, physical and soft computing, and interactive textile design.
Her book "Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting" explores the emerging creative practice of soft circuits and soft technologies.
For more info on Syuzi, see her bio page.
When & Where
We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces.