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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 ruffled, pressed, pinched, and flattened, then reset to its original shape. I am continuing to experiment with various configurations of the materials to reach my desired stability and resistance range.

Materials:
Resistive yarn
Silverspun yarn
Crochet hooks, size G+C

Techniques:
Crochet

References/Inspirations (where applicable):
Pattern – Small Rosette by Jenn Ozkan

Dimensions (in cm): 10.79 x 10.79 cm

Link(s):
All documentation, links, and instructions here: http://thesoftcircuiteer.net/e-textile-swatch-rose-resistance

Circuit Diagram :

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Images:
(Not to be included in print edition)
materials

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