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This mitten lights up when its wearer shakes hands with someone. It has two exposed soft contacts around the thumb and across the palm which, when bridged by bare skin, turn on the LED embedded on the flower. The mitten ...

light up handshake glove

Conductive Materials, Materials 101, Techniques, Textiles

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More interesting news from Stanford University's research on carbon nanotubes, via a Printed Electronics World article: Ordinary textiles could be transformed into batteries that hold up to three times more energy ...

cloth + ink + carbon nanotubes = battery

Conductive Materials, Textiles

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Researchers at Stanford University seem to have done it again. This time, a paper titled "Highly Conductive Paper for Energy Storage Devices," published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes a ...

nanotubes + ink + paper = instant battery

Conductive Materials, Paper

I first heard about the Freedom in Interactive Wearable Art (FiiWA) from Tracy Gromek and Marcus Pingel at FashionCamp NYC 2009, where they discussed the challenges involved in creating safe, sturdy and adequate sporting ...

the ‘freedom in interactive wearable art’ project

Conductive Materials, Textiles

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A follow up to our last post on artificial muscles.. I just found this ebook- Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications, Kim K.J., Tadokoro S.(Springer, 2007) The description states: Electroactive polymers (EAPs) ...

electroactive polymers + robotics

Conductive Materials, Polymers, Resources

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A great demo showing some Artificial Muscle - Electro Conductive Polymer from Ishii Lab, Kyushu Institute of Technology, ...

artificial muscle

Conductive Materials, Polymers

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Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics is a short educational video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes by the Stanford Nanoelectronics ...

carbon nanotube electronics

Conductive Materials

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Video of 'Computational Sketch', made with electronics, paper, conductive paint, magnetic paint, and magnets by Leah Buechley. ...

computational sketch :: paper computing

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Paper

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Understanding how we got 'here' plays an important role on our efforts to imagine and project the future. In that spirit here's a lecture given by Michael Riordan at the Computer History Museum addressing the broad ...

microcircuitry in the 1950s

Conductive Materials