Author Archives: Tomi Dufva

Wearable Electronics course presentations – MUU Gallery 5.12.

Electronics and sensors allow artists to create interactive smart garments that produce sound and images in reaction to movement. They sense and communicate with the environment and the user, and may react to them. In some cases the garment is … Continue reading

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Ramyah Gowrishankar: Designing Fabric Interactions

Ramyah from media lab presented her MA-thesis work yesterday. It was really interesting. She provided us with some links and pdf of her thesis: Ramyah Gowrishankar: Designing Fabric Interactions Videos of her work Projects blog and tutorials Projects webpage

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Matatino framework between Arduino and Mac

Just found this nice framework for Xcode, which allows you to connect arduino with mac apps. iOS implementation coming soon too. More info from their website. Xcode can be downloaded for free from mac app store.

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Directional shoes for the blind

Arduino’s blog has nice example of using arduino and vibrators to direct walk.

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Gps with arduino

Here’s the slides from the GPS lecture.

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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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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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Ada Lovelace day

Today, 7th of october is Ada Lovelace day which is meant to draw attention to achievements of women in technology and science. Adafruit is celebrating the day by publishing post about different women every hour. So far they have featured … Continue reading

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Conductive stainless fiber

I just ran across sparkfuns latest addition to e-textiles: They are now selling conductive stainless fiber That may be interesting way to make conductive threads, or conductive felt etc. on your own.

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