Here's a short video showing four processes commonly used by industrial designers to create prototype concepts. Prototyping Processes for Industrial Designers from karl frankowski on ...

prototyping processes for industrial designers

Tools

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Shi Yuan's creative wallpaper incorporates thermochromic paint that changes color as the temperature rises. The sequence below shows how it reacts to heat coming from the radiator (via dornob). Yuan's calendar uses ...

heat-activated wallpaper

Paper

Until recently no one could explain why superconducting LEDs are brighter. The question arose last year when Japanese researchers were working on a device to study how Cooper pairs in superconducting niobium would emit ...

superconducting LEDs explained

Conductive Materials

oM loves Hannah Perner-Wilson's (Plusea) tutorials and projects involving wearable technology and textile electronics. Above is one of her tutorials to make a bend sensor from textile duct tape, three layers of ...

how to make a super simple bend sensor in almost absolute silence

Textiles

Medialab Prado initiatives are always great and we highly recommend that you attend as many as you can. This weekend they've started two very interesting materials/bio-related workshops: Rescued Circuits is a set of 3 ...

rescued circuits & society of molecules

Conductive Materials, Organic Materials

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Researchers at Europe’s Atomic Energy Commission, in France, have shown that vibrations from raindrops can generate enough energy to operate certain low power wireless sensors. The findings could help improve ...

power from raindrops

Research

I've just found a great online lecture with Leah Buechley in conjunction with the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547). The lecture runs at just over an hour. Computational textile ...

democratization of ubiquitous computing

Textiles

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AltLab has been trying to go greener so a few of us decided to start making and using more paper arduinos. They're based on board designs by Guilherme and use paper and cardboard instead of PCBs - we call them ...

altlab’s paperduino

Circuits, Paper

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Using conventional screen printing techniques Dai Nippon Printing in Japan have developed a way of using light emitting inks that can be printed on a range of different surfaces, including paper and fabric. The ink ...

light-emitting ink

Paper, Textiles

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UK based company Polymertronics are developing band aids incorporating light-emitting diodes that can be used to treat skin cancer in combination with light-sensitive drugs. The band aids contain organic light-emitting ...

photodynamic therapy

Research

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Researchers Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins from the New University of Lisbon (my alma matter!), developed a resistor that can change the color of any material: paper, polymers, glass, ceramics, metal, you name it. ...

electrochromic transistor changes the color of any surface

Conductive Materials, Paper

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Ricardo Webbens recently showed me how simple it is to make eco-friendly cardboard circuits. Looking at these beautiful paper boards, I became particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic qualities of this ...

paper circuits

Circuits, Paper