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Semblance Typology of Entrainments

These english words are built from Greek or Latin prefixes for "same" or "together" or "with". There are many others still to be explored, .e.g. ,

synonym - together in meaning

synorogeny - form boundaries

conclude- close together

symptosis - fall together

symptomatic - happening together

symphesis - growing together

sympatria - in the same region

symmetrophilic - lover of collecting in pairs

synaleiphein - melt together

Favorite eTextile Materials

I like to build intrinsic sensors with fabric because they are more flexible and survive washing and environmental stresses better than extrinsic modules such as those in the Lilypad ecosystem.

Australian Colors

Australia offers an amazing array of reds, browns and oranges

Squirrel on the Wire

Shadow of a Squirrel on telegraph pole wires.

El Cascabel

El Cascabel

Conductive Paper Pressure Sensor and Arduino Teensy

Overhand knot in a strip of carbon-loaded paper becomes an FSR that can be easily connected to your favorite microcontroller (in this case a teensy running with the Arduino C++ tool chain).

Arduino Music and Sound Weekend Workshop in Berkeley

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Dates: July 24 + July 25, 2010 from 10am to 5pm FULL

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During this hands-on workshop we will survey Arduino platforms, libraries, shields and programming techniques for a broad range of musical and sound applications. We will learn how to synthesize useful wave shapes including square, sine, triangle and pulses, how to manage polyphony and timing and how to playback and record sampled sounds.

lilypad touch sound example

// XYZ textile pad
// (procedural abstraction)
void analogPullup(int pin, boolean activate)
{  
  pinMode(14+pin, INPUT); // magic to active pullups 14 is the numbering of the analog pins
  digitalWrite(14+pin, activate ?  

Wearable Video Game Platform Bracelet

This bracelet has an Arduino-powered ring of white LED's with a 3-axis accelerometer tilt sensor.

How many interactions/games can you think of with this platform?

There are 3 in the video:

Hand in the air: flashes (because at a party you want to signal that you want someone to talk to?).

Horizontal hand: always illuminates the top LED's whatever rotation your arm has ("smart flashlight")

Spins of the wrist: a blob spins around in the same direction and slows to a stop.

Interactive Soft Circuits and eTextiles Workshop with Arduino Lilypad in Berkeley, California

Dates: Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27, 2010 from 10am to 5pm

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