Monthly Archives: October 2011

haptic motion communication

A few links about manipulating muscles with electric pulses… Here is the Dutch artist I mentioned who experimented on himself: http://www.iaaa.nl/ae/artifacial/index.html An idea of how it looked: http://www.iaaa.nl/artex/varwin.html His safety tips: http://artifacial.org/safety The device he recommends using is called a … Continue reading

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social feedback garment

Today I talked with Heidi about the possibilities of getting fur to move or “stand on end”.  We thought it would be great to use the inherent properties of some fibres in combination with static electricity.  The thing about static … Continue reading

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Researchers create transistors from natural cotton fibers

Interesting study: Creating transistors from cotton fibers brings a new perspective to the seamless integration of electronics and textiles, enabling the creation of wearable electronic devices,” Hinestroza said. See the whole post here.

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Puolustuspuku – Defensive Dress

We (Emmi, Matti & Markus) are planning on creating a dress that changes shape and color when the wearer feels threatened. Normally, the dress would appear as any other black dress, but by squeezing the sleeves the dress goes into … Continue reading

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Is now working on an interactive sound design project for Rovio.

More info available soon..

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Slides from the electronic theory basics lecture

Here’s a pdf-version of todays lecture.

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DIY Fabric speakers

This might be interesting for some groups: DIY Fabric Speakers Hanna Perner-Wilson demonstrates some ways to make your own wearable speakers.

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Ajatusmyssy – Thinking cap

Our plan is to make a hat that reads the wearers brain waves on a couple of electrodes and interpolates the signal to project the brain activity on LEDs on the hat. We would also like to add wireless communication … Continue reading

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Soft Step Sequencer

I thought I’d post this as it is an idea I’ve been interested in for a while but not had a chance to work with. Idea is to make a simple step sequencer which is part of a sweater  – … Continue reading

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Sound Gloves – ideas

Illustration by Carmen For our project, we would like to develop a wearable musical instrument, Sound Gloves, which embeds an arduino lilypad, a speaker, a piezo, some electronics and sensors in a pair of gloves. To make music, simply wear … Continue reading

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