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Credits: Svenja Keune Year of Invention: 2016 Description: To raise the awareness for nature and to empower and motivate people towards a symbiotic living with nature on the scale of the interior, I want to develop adaptive and responsive surfaces through natural materials, processes and poetic forms of interaction. I want to challenge the observer’s perception towards textiles on a daily basis. Through living and interacting with surfaces and objects that can sense and adapt, respond, change shape, grow, being harvested and used as material for producing every day objects or furnitures, a habit of caring / maintenance is designed and implemented…


Title: Rose Resistance Credits: Liza Stark Year of Invention: 2016 Description: Decorative elements can play an integral role as sensors in smart garments. The rose is a ubiquitous form of ornamentation across many craft practices, especially in crochet. My goal is to explore one technique for three dimensional sensor construction in the form of a crochet rose. Made with a combination of resistive, conductive, and wool yarn, this rose acts as a pressure sensor that can be deformed in various ways to detect a change in resistance. It has many connected layers that beckon to be touched. It asks to be…


Title: double layer tulle Credits: Anja Hertenberger Year of Invention: 2016 Description: 2 layers of embroidery with conductive yarn and simple sewing yarn on Tulle. ith a isolation Partly covert with a layer of silicon. It can be used as a stretchable button in an electronic circuit. Materials: Tulle, conductive yarn [Karl Grimm: High Flex 3981, 7×1, Kupfer blank], yarn, silicon [Ecoflex 00-20] Techniques: sewing, soldering, silicon References/Inspirations: swatchsample Anja Hertenberger 2015 Dimensions (in cm): 10 x 7 cm Link(s): www.anjahertenberger.net  


Title: second skin Credits: Rachel Freire Year of Invention: 2016 Description: conductive materials bonded into super fine micro knits can bridge gaps where cables would be impossible, allowing for stretch and movement. this swatch is part of a project to create a prototyping suit for aerial performers using bonding techniques to create low profile circuitry which can connect electronic elements of a costume. the technique takes full advantage of the properties of the materials to make them as robust and functional as possible and any hard electronic elements are added after the garment is made, implanted in a way which…


Title: Light patterns Credits: Audrey Briot Year of Invention: 2015-2016 Description:   This woven textile is a way to add light patterns into fabric using optical fibers. It is divided into three parts :  the right side is a two layers satin: the layer below is composed of a bus of conductive threads ( in the warp)  which supply a Lulu, an e-textile PCB for optical fibers light injection created by Maurin Donneaud (c.f Maurin’s Swatch ), a bunch of optical fibers is crimped and glued into a brass tube to the Lulu, the top layer hide the light injection system. the middle part comprises the light…

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Credits: Pauline Vierne, Paul Seidler and Jussi Mikkonen Year of Invention: 2016 Description: This swatch is part of a work in process about Pressure sensing. Facing the problem of having only a few Analog Pins available on some electronic boards (for example the Light Bluebean with Bluetooth connection facility (http://store.punchthrough.com/collections/all/products/bean) we thought about chained Analog switches. Thanks to the principle of Voltage divider we can get distinguished Analog values from three different switches connected to the same Analog pin through a serie of resistors. For now the values behave more like several Digital values given from simple chained switches. The intention would be to…


Title: Laser engraved denimCredits: Ricardo O’NascimentoYear of Invention: 2016 Description: This technique uses a laser cut machine with around 80% power and 90% speed. The material should be washed in a washing machine afterwards to acquire the white look on the engraved parts. Materials: denimTechniques: laser engravingDimensions (in cm): 5 X 5cm Link(s): www.onascimento.com  

chainStitch synth

Title: chainStitch Noise Credits: Afroditi Psarra Year of Invention: 2013-2016 Description: ChainStitch Noise is an embroidered synthesizer using an ATtiny microcontroller and two capacitive sensing pads to control a white noise generator (pseudo-random number generator) and its random grain repetition. It forms part of a series of embroidered synthesizers that I use in a sound performance entitled Lilytronica. The intrinsic aspect of this work is the contradiction created between the “soft” interfaces of the embroidered instruments and the loud and immersive soundscape that they produce. Materials: Attica embroidery cloth, High Flex 3981 7×1 fach Kupfer Blank conductive thread, Pure copper…


Title: Metamorphic Color Credits: Sasha de Koninck Year of Invention: 2016 Description: This swatch is a sample of a textile woven with a Nichrome warp, and acrylic weft printed with Thermochromic pigments. The Nichrome warp allows for a truly integrated heating element, instead of one applied to textile, or as a multiple weft structure. Materials: Nichrome Wire- 30 gauge, Acrylic Yarn, Thermochromic Pigment, Extender Techniques: Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Silk Screening, Textile Printing References/Inspirations (where applicable): Woven Heat Fabric for Thermochromic Prints Dimensions (in cm): 10.16cm x 12.7cm Link(s): http://studiosdk.net/Motorola-Grant-Research


        Title: The Dots Credits: Emilie Giles Year of Invention: 2014 Description: When we perceive a surface we do not often think about how important touch is. The way that difference textures feel as we run our finger over them gives us a sensory experience. When combining this with vibro-tactile feedback we can start to create a surface, perhaps a fabric which responds to our touch in a physical way. This swatch  is a small sample of a larger piece which I created for an immersive threatre production of Flatland in which the women from the story were…


 Title: Presence and Pressure Sensor Credits: Admar Schoonen and Troy Nachtigall Year of invention: 2015 Description: The well known resistive pressure sensor made with velostat, but now with a twist: the same sensor can also be used to measure presence using capacitive sensing. By combining both sensing methods, the same hardware can work both as distance sensor and pressure sensor. And when a small hardware change is added, it is also sensitive in only one direction (ignoring the human body on the other side). Materials: Arduino, velostat or ESD foam, conductive textile, opamp Dimensions: ~ 5 x 5 cm for the…

Summercamp Sketch Tattoo

  Title: Electronic Light Tattoo Credits: Melissa Coleman Year of Invention: 2016 Description: Temporary tattoo paper combined with lasercut copper as a path between LEDs and a battery Materials: tattoo paper, copper, leds, CR927 3V battery Techniques: Electronics, Adobe illustrator Dimensions: 6cm x 2cm


Title: Fabric Connector Credits: Barbro Scholz Year of Invention: 2016 Description: The connector use the advantage of elastic textile to connect with a difficult to clip-on item. Opening and fastening can easily be done with items up to ca 5cm diameter. Materials: Conductive fabric, regular fabric, sewfree fabric glue Techniques: Sewing References/Inspirations : E-textile mobilé using branches as base Dimensions (in cm): 2x 15  


    Title: METAMERISM Credits: Celine Marcq Year of Invention: 2015-2016 Description: METAMERISM is the continuation of a project started one year ago which explores the potential of reactive inks to create dynamic prints for responsive and communicating surfaces. This sample is a interactive tool attempting to explain the principle of process printing. Made out of four coloured layers : Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black, printed onto a transparent surface at a specific angle (CYAN : 15º, MAGENTA : 75º, YELLOW : 0º, BLACK : 45º)  the sample obtained aims at recreating a colour / picture with a photographic precision….

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Title: Conductive Kombucha Credits: Giulia Tomasello Year of Invention: 2015 – 2016 Description: Dried samples of different conductive kombucha from a project that I started last year called ‘Bio Conductive Skin’ – the project explores the possibilities of creating biomaterials and proposes alternative applications to our current electronic components. These components should feel part of nature and behave just like us. By exploring the notion of a technological second skin, I aim to design biocompatible devices that mimic the symbiotic relationship we have with other microorganisms that we cannot live without. An alternative to our current technological interfaces and to blur the boundaries…

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Title: Laser Dye Project Credits: Shih Wei Chieh Year of Invention: 2015, September Description:  Inspired by the oldest photographic printing process “cyanotype”, laser dye is a project of optical dyeing process for 3D objects, the printing is by programable 405nm laser beam triggered by audio data in real time, same mechanical function as SLA printers. The “dyeing” result appears like integration of digital print and hand-made cyanotype, applicable materials including wood, bones, paper, plant fibre…etc. The process is not constrained for plane surface and there’s no need for negative film production, this coating technique is still under developing looking for other possible soft and graphical circuit, computational drawing applications….

Neffa - Diffused lichts for Dynamic Skin project

Title: Diffused lights Credits: Aniela Hoitink Year of Invention: 2015/16 Description: With Dynamic Skin I have studied the different topographies of the human body. Inspired by these topographies I developed five garments. These have led to a final outfit based on the principle of our metabolism: gaining and using energy. This outfit contains solar energy, LED lighting and heating and is inspired by our blood circulation. The LEDs are used in a diffused way. For some time I am interested in having a more softer shining LED by using it in combination with print. This sample will show some options….

    Title: Lulu Credits: Maurin Donneaud Year of Invention: 2016 Description: Lulu is an e-textile PCB for optical fibers light injection Materials: PCB, LED OSRAM OSLON 350 mA, copper tube Techniques: Industrial PCB with hand components soldering References/Inspirations (where applicable): Dimensions (in cm): Size : 1.245cm * 1.245cm Layer : 2 Thickness : 0.6 mm Copper weight : 2 oz Colour : Black Silkscreen : White Link(s): https://github.com/DataPaulette/Lulu http://wiki.datapaulette.org/doku.php/atelier/documentation/materiautheque/procedes_techniques/actionneurs_textiles/fibres_optiques http://maurin.donneaud.free.fr/?-Lucette- Circuit Diagram : Lulu.pdf  


            Title: Soft Circuitry Kit Credits: Tincuta Heinzel Year of Invention: 2016 Description: The Soft Circuitry kit is conceived to fill the gap between the already existing boards (Lilypad, Arduino mini, Photon, etc.) and the input components of the circuits. It aims to help workshop trainers in their teaching and designers in fast prototyping. For the swatch-book I will present a capacitive sensors circuit, a force sensing circuit and a matrix sensing circuit. The kit was developed in the frame of Internet of Soft Things project at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Materials: Conductive thread, snaps, resistors. Techniques: Embroidery, sewing, soldering. References/Inspirations: Arduino LilyPad,…


Title: Integrated Circuit Button Credits: Becky Stewart with assistance from Berit Greinke Year of Invention: 2016 Description: Clothing button that acts as a PCB socket housing to integrate inflexible circuit boards into a textile circuit without impeding the functionality of the clothing. Materials: 3D printed plastic, metal turned pin socket Techniques: 3D printing, hand construction References/Inspirations: See the blog post for details, but in summary the motivation was drawn from different form factors for chip sockets. Dimensions (in cm): The button is 3cm x 3cm x 2cm Link(s): http://blog.theleadingzero.com/2015/12/creativeworks-london-project-iteration-1/, http://blog.theleadingzero.com/2016/01/creativeworks-london-project-iteration-2/ Important 2016 Dates: Supported by Creativeworks London Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scheme Round 3 in 2015 and shown…


  Credits: Becca Rose Year of Invention: 2016 Description: This is a sample of some of the wonderful ways that non-diffused-LEDs can be diffused through different materials. I made it as a response to making a piece of work with diffused light last year. The segment wheel reminds me of a refreshing slice of lemon and it is summer time, so I designed the swatch inside a lemon. Happy squeezing! Materials: Various papers, various fabrics, LED, copper tape. Circuit Diagram: (a png version is here) Process: design in Photoshop and illustrator cut with vinyl cutter   assembled ready to go!


Credits: Martin De Bie Year of Invention: 2016 Description: Non-woven homemade piezoresistive material. By using the technique of making cotton paper mixed with graphite powder, i manage to create a piezo resistive material which can easily replace expensive material like Eonyx. This process is the continuity of  an experimentation made with students (Céleste Teikiteetini and Jules Lobgeois) during a workshop that i lead this year. To show the capabilities of this material, i integrate it into a simple circuit with led where it would play the role of simple pressure sensor. Materials: For paper (paper pulp, fabric, cotton, graphite powder). For circuit…


Credits: Mika Satomi Year of Invention: 2016 Description: This sensor is inspired by the “design” of fish scales and bird feathers: how single elements are repeated, and how it allows the main body to bend smoothly by sliding over the others. The scale in this sensor is made with Eeonyx non-woven conductive textile. The carbon is infused on non woven textile in order to maintain 20k ohmm per sq. The single scale measures aprx. 10k ohm from one end to the other. The size of the each scale is 3cm by 4cm. When laying flat, electricity flows through series of…


Title: Tiny knittings Credits: Beam Year of Invention: 2016 Description: All versions are different knittings. The challenge was to create 3D or non rectangular knitted shapes, combined with a neopixel. A solo RGB neopixel and a SMD Attiny85 fit tightly together and become a very small but powerfull combination. An example of interactivity is with three triangular patches resulting in 3 analog resistance values which can be mapped to the RGB values of the neopixel, inside the circular knitted patch. Runs on a 3V coin battery. Materials: Non conductive and sometimes conductive yarns Techniques: Brother KH-940 machine knitting, using the…

Magnetic textile

Credits: Aniela Hoitink Year of Invention: 2013 Description: An applique made of magnetic rubber to which a pattern of iron-rubber is sticked on to. The applique is inspired by a broken glass pattern and the rubber is an enlarged water cristal. Materials: Textile (not too thin), magnetic rubber, dremel, old scissors, needle and yarn for the textile & iron powder, liquid latex, corn starch, plastic to make pattern on for the magnetic print. References: Jennifer Leary, she taught me how (during a workshop) Dimensions: aprox. 14 x 17 cm Link(s): http://www.ferrofabric.com/ http://www.zijdelings.eu/Experimenting-with-Magnetic-Field-Printing-Techniques.html http://e-magnetsuk.com/magnet_products/flexible_rubber_magnets/coloured_vinyl_faced_sheets.aspx?Keyword=ER30 Sample swatch: Making process: First design a…

Sound Direction Prototype

Credits: Becky Stewart Year of Invention: 2014 Description: An audio panning circuit that redirects the audio from the left channel of a stereo audio jack to the left, right, or both ears of the output socket. This a part of a larger project using analog audio signal processing to introduce e-textiles. The full project down-mixes a stereo audio signal to mono and then pans that signal, left, right, or center. This swatch doesn’t include the mixer and instead only pans a single audio channel. To interact with the swatch, plug the jack into an audio source like a phone or music player…


Title: Movement in pieces of knit Credits: Audrey Briot Year of Invention: 2015 Description: A piece of knitting is composed of pockets or increases which creates volumes. These excrescences articulate the knit thanks to memory wires. Materials: Brother KH-940 Knitting machine, natural materials like wool or cotton, memory wires, hair dryer or a battery.  Techniques: knitting, pockets, increases and folds References/Inspirations (where applicable): Melissa Coleman- Twitch Knit    Link(s):http://audreybriot.fr/en/projets/mouvement.html   Photo (of sample swatch): Video : similare in weaving : https://vimeo.com/126321735


        Credits: Lara Grant Year of Invention: 2015 Description:  This swatch is a the end result of an how-to kit that creates a simple oscillator using a CD40106 IC. Through instructional prints on the fabric, the student is instructed on how to construct a X and Y matrix using conductive yarn with a template sandwiched in between. The template allows the intersecting columns and rows to make contact through pressure, creating a matrix of different resistances that translate to different frequencies. The student will learn where to place the battery snap, IC board, capacitor, 1/8″ jack and where to start and end…


Title: Sensor Mechanics: Lacing Credits: Liza Stark Year of Invention: 2015 Description: This swatch uses hook-and-eye closures that can act as a sequence of switches or sensors to detect tightness. The more you pull, the brighter the LEDs become. It is part of a series of exercises that pulls brainstorming techniques from game design into computational craft practices. I begin by looking at the mechanics of an interaction, then translating it into a sensor. More often than not in game design, you start with the interaction – the core mechanic – that will be at the center of your system….


Title: Sensory Swatch Credits: Emilie Giles 
Year of Invention: 2014 Description:
  This swatch is based on those created by participants over a one year research project led by Dr Janet van der Linden and Emilie Giles, working with blind and visually impaired people to create small woven pieces that contain both conductive and non conductive yarns, threads and fibres. Over the project we have led workshops with blind, visually impaired and deafblind participants through charities including Sense and the Royal National Institute of Blind People – introducing people to eTextiles and discussing with them their potential uses. Due to their…