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Credits (20 swatches): Aniela Hoitink, Anja Hertenberger, Anne-Marie Lavigne, Beam Controchoc, Celine Marcq, Claire W and Wendy V W, Ebru Kurbak and Irene Posch, Emilie Giles, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Isabel Cabral and A. P. Souto, Lynsey Calder and Sara Robertson, Marta Kisand and Barbro Scholz and Esther Stuehmer, Martin De Bie, Maurin Donneaud, Meg Grant, Melissa Coleman, Mika Satomi, Pauline Vierne and Katharina Bredies, Ricardo O'Nascimento, Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor
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Credits: Anja Hertenberger Year of Invention: 2014 Description: Blurrr blurs structures. Blurrr is part of my research into fabric movement as an interface. Through the subtle movement of a pager motor different patterns of the fabric get blurry to the human eye. Materials: 1 x ATTINY 45, 2 x pager motor, 2 x transistor BC547NPN, Shieldex®Kassel short Statex, vliesofix, soldering, fabric. Techniques: Sewing, Laser Cutting, Cutting, Soldering, ATTINY programming. Links: www.anjahertenberger.net Images: Video: Blurrr__ on youtube: blurrr Schematic: Source: http://quarkstream.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/arduino-12-transistors/

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Credits: Martin De Bie Year of Invention: 2014 Description: With this sample, i try to combine 3D print and fabric. Last year at the summer camp, i already try to do it but they were to much issues. I made several tries with different kind of fabric, but i always had the same problem the 3D parts doesn’t stick to the fabric or when it does you lost the flexibility of the fabric because if you manipulate it it goes away. Today with the expansion of the 3D print movement with see a lot of new machines but also a…

Wave_fabric

Credits: Maurin Donneaud Description: This sample is esthetic research revolving around the idea of a textile monitor/screen. Each one of its fibers have the ability to appear and dissappear to create an animation. Adapting its original decorative function, the structure of this textile is suited to carry metallic threads in its weft. These threads are completely isolated from one another. Because this textile contains a lot of conductive fibers, it can obtain a very fine resolution. The electric principle is based on a simple short circuit that lasts for just a moment to heat up one thread which in turn…

Haptic_Crochet

Credits: Emilie Giles Year of Invention: 2014 Link: www.emiliegiles.co.uk Description: Haptic Crochet is a crocheted sensor swatch made from conductive yarn and hemp cotton yarn, designed for touch based feedback. Crocheted objects have an interesting texture on which to rub our fingers over, evoking different thoughts and feelings. Haptic Crochet invites users to explore its surface either as a craft based object or as one which can be integrated into a circuit as a touch based sensor. Dimensions: Approximately 8x8cm. Inspirations/References: This swatch is connected to an Open University research project, exploring eTextiles and touch-based interaction with regards to visual impairment. Materials: Polyester and stainless…

Credits: Mika Satomi Year of Invention: 2014 Link: http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4926 Description: LED POV (Persistence Of Vision) display using ATTINY45 and textile circuitry. Persistence of vision is the phenomenon of the eye by which an afterimage is thought to persist for approximately one twenty-fifth of a second. By rapidly moving a single row of LEDs displaying one spatial portion at a time, a viewer perceives an image as a whole. In this swatch sample, I used copper plated conductive fabric as textile traces to create a charlieplexing circuit for 8 LEDs controlled by one ATTINY45. The fabric is fused with fabric iron-on…

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Credits: Melissa Coleman Year of Invention: 2014 Description: Twitch Knit is a textile that communicates the liveliness of living matter. Just like organic muscular tissue this knit moves under the influence of electricity. When the knit is powered with 3.3V it contracts. When the power is turned off the knit relaxes and can be stretched back into its original shape. The sample can also be activated with the heat of a hair dryer. Materials: Indigo cotton thread and .13 mm muscle wire (NiTi SMA) Techniques: Twitch Knit is a loose cotton knit with 1 row of incorporated muscle wire. Halfway…

WovenPixel

Credits: Anne-Marie Lavigne Year of Invention: 2014 The woven pixel is part of a project called Woven Signals which aims to combine new technologies with traditional processes to create functional fibers and integrated interactive textiles – in this case, a woven display. Woven Signals is inspired by the mutually influential relationship between textiles and communications, and aims to investigate a fiber’s ability to transmit information and emotion through visual and tactile interaction. Description: The woven pixel is a double-woven patch with a 2.5cm x 2.5cm square in the center. This square contains thread dyed with thermochromic ink and interwoven with…

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Credits (Authors): Isabel Cabral & A. P. Souto Year: 2014 Description of Swatch: Action origami techniques provide the possibility to develop textile structures with more than one configuration. The swatch – Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Switch – is inspired by Jacob’s ladder toy and explores the ability to control two electrical circuits, at different folding phases. The toy’s morphology was studied and a folding variation developed in order to achieve a greater number of configurations. This work addresses on-going research focused on e-textiles screen-printed with conductive pigments. References/Inspirations: Jacob’s ladder toys Dimensions: 6x6cm (closed); 6x12cm (open)

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Credits: Claire Williams & Wendy Van Wynsberghe Year of Invention: 2013-2014. This project comes from the Disaster Dinner project, an interactive knitted tablecloth Description: The machine knitted jacquard patterns become a textile keyboard which can interact with all sorts of software that accepts keyboard inputs. Connected with a MaKeyMaKey the knitted pattern becomes a  way of experimenting with sound, videos, games etc…. The 3 patterns are x2 outputs and x1 ground. The left hand has to touch the pattern connected to the ground and with the right hand you can touch either of the patterns connected to the output of…

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Credits: Irene Posch & Ebru Kurbak Year of Invention: 2012 Description: The swatch shows a coil as knitted electronic part. The knitted coil is part of our research into how to knit electronic components from scratch and is also part of a current installation project of ours, The Knitted Radio, an ordinary-looking knitted sweater that would also function as radio transmitter, based on the micro radio circuit of Tetsuo Kogawa. Link: www.ebrukurbak.net, www.ireneposch.net Dimensions: min 5×5 cm, can be bigger      

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Credits: ricardo O’Nascimento Year of Invention: 2013 Description: The piece uses conductive thread to create a switch using a standard button. When the button is in the “button hole” the 2 parts connects and therefore could be used as a switch. Link: http://popkalab.com/orchestrascarf.html Dimensions: 5 x 5cm Inspirations/References: this is actually an old technique that i incorporated on my recent work where a cape produces diferent sounds depending on the way you close the buttons and fasteners.

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Credits: Marta Kisand, Barbro Scholz, Esther Stühmer Year of Invention: 2014 Description: This is an example of how a connection can use water to close the circuit. A hydrochromic print shows when the fabric is wet and the LED will light up. Please use additional coin battery for stronger light. Link: www.martakisand.com www.stuhmerscholz.de Dimensions: ca 10cm x10cm Inspirations/References: This is a sketch from a project of ours involving weather conditions. It is an example of how the surrounding can be used as a switch or for interaction. Materials: Linnen-Fabric, Silicone, Opaque White, Hydrochromic White, Silverthread, LED    

Credits: Meg Grant Year of Invention: 2013/2014 Links: More information about the original project – http://meggrant.com/soundscales.php More information about making this swatch – http://meggrant.com/soundscales-swatch.php Materials: In the textile – paillette sequin fabric (plastic sequins machine-stitched onto mesh fabric backing), brass piezo diaphragm, nail varnish, enameled copper litz wire, solder, Gunze & Mitsufuji gold coated polyamide. In the paper circuit – paper, self-adhesive copper foil, Velostat®, SOIC 555 chip, 1KΩ resistor, 1µF capacator, solder, hot glue, double-sided tape. Techniques: A sewing hole was drilled in the piezo element, which was then coated in nail varnish to reduce any oxidization.  The piezo is…

Jamie's Lace

Credits: Sara Robertson & Sarah Taylor Year of Invention: 2014 Description: A lace-inspired, multi-functional colour change and light- emitting textile combining thermochromics and optical fibre. Link: Dimensions: 55mm x 100mm Inspirations/References: The textile is based on recent work combining our respective technologies which has been selected for a European funded Expert Workshop organised by Plymouth College of Art. Our inspiration is based on the National Museum of Scotland’s collection of 17th century lace samplers.

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Credits: Katharina Bredies, Pauline Vierne for Design Research Lab, UdK Berlin Year of Invention: 2014 Description: This knitted fabric sensor has been made with a double bed linear knitting machine. The parts in relief are created by using tuck stitches technique to obtain two conductive and isolated sides. When you press on one of the points where conductive threads cross, the electrical switch is closed and the electricity (low voltage) flows. There were been used two different kinds of conductive threads : one highly conductive, made of copper from Karl Grimm and another one, silver plated , from Statex Shieldex,…

Photosequins 1

Credits: Lynsey Calder, Sara Robertson Year of Invention: 2014 Description: We will create a collection of lenticular inspired photochromic sequins, which can be activated by the integrated UV SMD LED or by natural sunlight. Using a variety of techniques, such as, spray coating, screen-printing, sublimation printing and textile lamination we will create photochromic (red/magenta/purple) sequins. Through the combination of these techniques we will create novel embellishments for apparel, which will respond to UV light becoming colourful and also create an animated moiré like pattern through movement and visual disturbance. Link: Dimensions: 5.5×5.5×1.2cm Inspirations/References: The swatch has been inspired through the…

changing_patterns_ideas

Credits: Aniela Hoitink / NEFFA Year of invention: 2013/2014 Description: A silkscreen printed swatch with a geometric pattern printed with different smart inks, so the pattern changes under different circumstances. I have a picture with six different patterns, maybe you can make more. Dimensions: 15 x 15 cm Inks used for changing patterns: – Thermochromic ink reactive at 17 degrees – Thermochromic ink reactive at 27 degrees – Photochromic pigments reactive to UV (sunlight) – Photo luminescence pigments (glow-in-the-dark) – Fluorescent ink reactive to UV-A (blacklight) They are all mixed with a transparant base. Here is the pdf file I…

CelineMarcqSwatch-2

Credits: Celine Marcq Year of Invention: 2010-2011 Description: Inconspicuous Matter is a low tech proposition for a electro-reactive paper/textile based material which could be able to display information when programmed accordingly. This material is made of different layers : an inner layer of non woven material, a middle one integrating a heating circuit, and a last one with thermochromic material able to change colour when heated. When the current goes through the middle layer, it heats the thermochromic layer to the point it change colour dramatically. Link: http://www.celinemarcq.com/?page_id=60 Dimensions: max 10*7 cm Inspirations/References: ‘chromosonic’ by Judit Eszter Karpati Pulp based…

by Hannah Perner-Wilson Used to adorn the edges of traditional headscarves, Turkish needle point lace (İğne Oyası) has a history of symbolism. The various motifs carry meanings which are used for non-verbal communication. For example an unhappy bride who chooses pepper spice for her crown is declaring the marriage doomed from the start, but if she chooses red pepper, she indicates her relationship is spicy and red hot! The name of the motif “for Richard” remains from the relationship within which it was first gifted. Richard’s girlfriend began decorating the hems of his shirt pocket with this Bitlace motif. Friends…

darlington

Credits: Beam Contrechoc, 2014 Description: This swatch is a research tool for investigating static electricity properties of your e-textile fabrics. Reason and motive: A Darlington array touch sensor works perfectly outside textiles, but more than once it doesn’t when sewed in. This is because static electricity is enough to excite the darlington array. This Swatch reverses this disaster: investigate in advance if static electricity will block your nice touch sensor with your combination of fabric and conductive material. Technology: A darlington array of two BC547 transistors, a LED, 3V battery in PLA case. The setup is a prototype – not…