suggestion for future summer camp


write your thougths…

ok….some thoughts….

There is this textile shop in Chartres-sur-le-Loire, where a few of us bought materials in 2016, during the “free day”… isn’t there anything funny for them and for us to do together with them? Either have them over or do something in their shop? Other textile shops in the region? Wouldn’t we both profit from this? (Many shops are disappearing fast in the small villages in France…i saw the local book shop closed this year.)

We have had now 4 great e-texile shows at Paillard, the Cuvées…lot’s of good stuff (nearly too much, if you have to do the guided tours :-). Isn’t it time to present these marvels to some Design Museum, for instance Wilhelm Wagenfeld House in Bremen? I cannot imagine they are not interested to make an exhibition out of this…

Somehow we are all “makers”, which doesn’t mean we don’t read and write… Still i have seen so many inetersting things going on, which i don’t find back documented…Also, i still remember the Camp theme, and Utopia theme…what were our thoughts about that, did it have any influence? At least I am excited now every time i read “utopia” or “distopia”… And reading the hilarious Baudrillard’s “La mode ou la féerie du code”……

At a Hackathon at the Hague I worked on a theme of providing ways for women in Uganda to improve their financial control (earning 2 dollars a day!). With a sensor i was able to propose a t-shirt which related financial data with stress indications. This is still speculative design of course. But the end result was a t-shirt with a flex circuit – inputting costs and earnings and providing data how to prevent stress (and thus medical costs). The t-shirt was presented at the Cuvée (yellow t-shirt in the garment rack, https://www.flickr.com/photos/contrechoc/36227275371/in/album-72157687159472135/. The idea is that we could also work on something with a specific goal in the FOCUS groups. Proposing e-textile solutions where it is not at all expected. We could get positive social themes by communicating with NGO’s…

very pratical, for a technical workshop: op-amp’s. In general op amp in circuits, but also already inside the Arduino: did you ever use it? You can compare two voltages at AN0 and AN1 (pin 6 and 7)- directly without code, with an op amp you can measure the change (differential) or accumulation (integral).

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/semiconductors/chpt-8/introduction-operational-amplifiers/

atmega328P page 299

http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-42735-8-bit-AVR-Microcontroller-ATmega328-328P_Datasheet.pdf

 

 

 

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