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Finishing Touches


One third of of Summercamp participants will arrive tonight at 8pm. The day is spent running all the final errands such as shopping (for wine! and food), setting up the exhibition space and preparing the house for sleeping.

Back in Paillard


Arrived at Paillard the cleaning, setting up begin.

The Cramped Drive


We leave Berlin at 7:30am and arrive at Paillard around 10pm. The Car is packed full of stuff.

Ready. Set. Go?


Mika and Ingo struggle to change the winter tires for summer tires, while Hannah cuts the swatchbook felt and we all pack up the studio. By 10pm we are ready and the car is totally full. We leave for Paillard … Continue reading

Summercamp Library

Just an idea…… but if each of us brings one book with us, we’ll have a nice little library of 35 books to browse. Sitting on the couch, waking up in the morning, sipping wine in the evening. Textile, electronic, … Continue reading

Bring your favorite treat to share with tea

Towards the end of the week, our energy will get low and afternoon tea with cookies is the perfect remedy. This year, lets each bring one packet of our favorite treat to share. Cookies, cake, chocolate, nuts, crackers, sweets….

Summercamp Photoalbums

This year we will have three physical photo-albumns of the past summercamps. For this everybody is asked to submit at least one, and a maximum of three of your favorite summercamp photos from each of the summercamps you have attended. … Continue reading

Preparation log: June 23rd


Today’s meeting was very tough! We went over all the materials list from the groups, checked if there are same materials request from multiple groups, commented if there are anything unclear, formulate the general materials list that we organize, calculate … Continue reading

Preparation log: June 18th


In today’s meeting, we discussed the grouping of the focus group and how to do the materials list from the each group. After this meeting we sent out the email to everyone to get together with the group, discuss the … Continue reading

Make your tech and wear/use it too?

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Why are we developing solutions to embed electronics in textiles if we’re not really interested in having this kind of technology in our lives. Lets get together and think about what we really want to exist in the world. And … Continue reading

Sustainable eTextiles

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Sustainability is a big issue when it comes to any design process, so as the eTextiles. There has been many attempt with eTextiles and energy harvesting in the field. As textiles are often used to cover surfaces everywhere, it has … Continue reading

Educational Toolkits

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Many summer camp participants are engaged in education, from university lecturers to workshop leaders at youth centers. As the practice of eTextiles combines knowledge from various disciplines, teaching eTextiles requires educators to cover various topics, such as textile techniques, electronics, … Continue reading

Go small Go wireless


  As we desire to seamlessly embed the electronics within our eTextiles projects, we often seek for small but powerful computation or small and energy efficient solutions. Lilypad to Teensey, there are many choices, but what do you choose? and … Continue reading

*Geek Out*: Knitting Electronics


Open source digital knitting machines enabled us to precisely design the patterns, convert any data into knit and feed the pattern line by line in real time. At last year’s summer camp, we had many digital knitting machines. Can we … Continue reading

*Geek Out*: Printing


  Every year, there has been many expert printers at the summer camp. This year, we ask you to go wild and push the boundaries of what you can do with printing and eTextiles. From printing thermochromic ink to conductive … Continue reading

Tools for Practitioners

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  What kinds of specialized tools could E-Textile practitioners use? Being an interdisciplinary trade, many tools of our trade come from either electrical engineering or textile practices. Can we imagine and build unique tools that would fulfill needs unique to … Continue reading


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  Unlike few years ago, eTextiles in market is becoming a norm now. Many of us are engaged in the process of turning the one-off eTextile prototypes to mass-producible product. What are the process of this translation? What kind of … Continue reading

preparation log: June 4th


In this meeting, we discussed the result from the second meeting with Shelly and James, the content of the focus group, how we introduce this idea to the participants and the schedule of the summer camp. The member of this … Continue reading

Preparation log: May 28th


The member of this meeting is Hannah, Pauline, Ingo and Mika. In this meeting, we discussed the new schedule structure. We are planning to change it completely this year. Instead of having workshops and discussions at the beginning and group … Continue reading

Preparation log: May 21st


The organization team started their weekly meeting now. The member of this meeting is Hannah, Pauline, Ingo and Mika. In this meeting, we discussed about the task division, the current status of the organization, logistics challenge and short brief on … Continue reading