Surface Interaction

e-textile Interactive Demonstration at Maker Faire 2007

My table at Maker Faire 2007 including my first e-textile work with peizoresistive fabric, and my duotouch pad and floor sensors.

In 2016 I made the video below of a tear-down of those e-textiles with Hannah Perner Wilson.

Our Maker Faire table also include some great interactive demos whipped together by Andy Schmeder.

Experimental, Portable eTextile Electronics Lab 2010

Now that I have assembled one of the largest collection of e-textile materials and associated tools I am trying to figure out the smallest winning subset that can form a portable lab.

eTextile Pressure Sensing Touch Pad

These are built by sandwiching a piece of porous, spacing fabric (e.g. tulle) between two sheets of piezoresistive fabrics (from Eeonyx). For the square pad depicted below rectangular sheets are placed at right angles and wrap around the frame. On the inside they are stapled to a conductive strip on each edge. The four edges are wired to the analog inputs of a suitable microcontroller, e.g.
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