e-Textiles

Where there is a Whug there is a Way: Triaxial e-textile Breadboard

Description:

Rectangular grids are dominant forms in electronics and textiles. Triaxial grids have not been explored in e-textile work so this breadboard is offered to begin these explorations. Triaxial grids sample the plane with higher density and the availability of whug connections as well as warp and woof simplifies circuits by providing a natural power/ground/signal triple.

Arduino Music and Sound Weekend Workshop in Berkeley

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

Description   

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 ?  

Class Syllabi

This logs class syllabi and activities

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

Description

ETextile Materials, Musical Instruments and Portable Lab. Demonstration at Maker Faire

Thanks to Angela Sheehan from Soft Circuit Saturdays for filming this in the challenging, busy, noisy environment of Maker Faire.

Arduino Size Matters: how many do you have?

The current growth of the Arduino platform is fueled by the many new boards that make it easier to squeeze Atmega processors and their associated peripherals into ever smaller spaces or unusual places such as clothing.

Arduino Workshop for Interactive Art Installations, Performance and Musical Instruments in Berkeley, California

Dates:Saturday May 15 and Sunday May 16, 2010

from 10am to 5pm

Description

Interactive Wearables, Soft Circuit Light Sculptures and Musical Instruments at the SF Exploratorium

This month long exhibit also includes great works from local wearables artist Grace Kim, Hannah Perner-Wilson, and Leah Buechley.
Location: 
San Francisco Exploratorium

Portable eTextile Electronics Lab

Now that I have assembled the world's 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. Here is the first cut for your comments.
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