Application of new Fiber and Malleable Materials for Agile Development of Augmented Instruments and Controllers

TitleApplication of new Fiber and Malleable Materials for Agile Development of Augmented Instruments and Controllers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFreed, Adrian
Conference NameNIME 2008
KeywordsAgile Development, Rapid Prototyping, Conductive fabric, Piezoresistive fabric, conductive heatshrink tubing, augmented instruments
AbstractThe paper introduces new fiber and malleable materials including piezoresistive fabric, conductive heat-shrink tubing and shows techniques and examples of how they may be used for rapid prototyping and agile develop of musical instrument controllers. New implementations of well-known designs are covered as well as enhancement of existing controllers. Finally two new controllers are introduced that are made possible by these recently available new materials and construction techniques