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Defensive Dress Progress

A little update on what we have been doing. The first test of thermochromic textiles. We tried to test different materials as the heating element. These small patches were woven by hand with various metallic threads and silk thread dyed … Continue reading

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Chips and Salsa

    Some progress with the electrodes has been done! From left to right: base unit, electrode, ground electrode. Ali from Media Factory soldered the tiny SMD’s to the board (like a boss). We still need to attach the resistors … 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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Directional shoes for the blind

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

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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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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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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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haptic motion communication

My animation project in Media Lab involves a couple that dances together from opposite sides of the globe via robotic surrogates. Social dancers communicate lead and follow through momentum of the torso. Argentine tango’s lead and follow can be very … Continue reading

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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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