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Portable sensor lab

technology Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 18:38:02

Finally decided to sew all kinds of small electronic experiments on fabric. Easy for display and quite handy for transport in a box in my bag on my bike.

From very simple circuit demo’s and soft buttons all the way to energy harvesting chips.

Most on 3.3V – coin cell battery, some on 4V lipo battery and a few on 9V.

All provided with switches.

Most microcontrollers ATtiny85, some ProMini’s and some just transistors.

Light: LDR, temperature LM-37, MQ pollution sensors, touch sensors.

All images of the swatches can be found here:

Folding – in fabric

design Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 18:24:45

Examples of folding surfaces done in fabrics. When sewn on the “hill’s” and “valley’s”, the fabric folds itself!

Preparation for “Autonomous Interfaces”

event Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 18:11:44

Nobody believes the amount of preparation needed for a simple introduction of some hybrid technologies.

Copper Coils

technology Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 15:15:50

A workshop around magnets, copper thread, coils, speakers.

Circuit embroideries

technology Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 15:05:55

For a simple circuitry workshop, combining text and LED circuits of conductive wire.
Different setups for experimenting.

Wave knitting 2

knitting Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 14:30:41

Waves with the garter bar, using the curling direction of a knitting.
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Wave knitting 1

knitting Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 14:22:59

A nitting is naturally curved or even double curved. A single bed knitting shows this curvature at all sides, A double bed knitting is an equilibrium and becomes flat.

Waves inside the knitting by inserting stitches.

Using the E positioning of the knitting machine and knitting with progressing groups of needles waves are created in the knitting.

Depending of closing a loop around the end needles of the group of knitting needles, either holes are created or the structure remains closed.

The cap is made by knitting triangles.

In the back of the knitting the pattern resembles turbulance, and vortices.

Cubes in textiles

design Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 10:42:55

Started at the e-textile summercamp 2017.

Added to the idea of Pattern Magic, the folding of the cubes. Embroidered words and texts.

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