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Luisa Pereira and Manuela Donoso collaborated on this musical instrument made of elastics and light. On the first version they used regular elastics coated with conductive ink and on the final version opted for stretch ...

stretch sensor synthesizer

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Polymers, Textiles

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[caption id="attachment_4576" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="photochromic pigments from mindsets"][/caption] UV reactive materials, which initially have an off-white appearance, change to bright colors when ...

UV reactive materials

Materials 101, Polymers, Textiles

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As the name indicates, electrotextiles are textiles with electrical properties. They're mostly used for electromagnetic shielding, anti-static and heating purposes, and also for soft circuits: electric circuits or ...


Conductive Materials, Materials 101, Textiles

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ghost dress grown from a vat of green tea Treehugger recently reported on BioCouture, a fashion research project based at Central Saint Martin's College in London and led by Suzanna Lee, which seeks to grow textiles ...

bio-couture :: green tea leather

Organic Materials, Textiles

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I keep thinking that even though we tend to use conductive fabric and other soft circuits materials mostly for wearables and such, there has to be much more to it than that. Ayman's drumsticks are a great of example of ...

conductive fabric drumsticks for capacitive devices

Conductive Materials, Techniques, Textiles

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I've learned that there are 3 main challenges in working with soft circuits. The first one is to create circuitry with materials that are almost always completely exposed: a lot of thought goes into the layout of the ...

connecting hardware & softwear on soft(er) circuits

Materials 101, Techniques, Textiles

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OSLOOM is is a project led by Margarita Benitez aimed at creating an open source electromechanical thread-controlled loom that will be computer controlled. It will include basic software allowing anyone to simply weave a ...

osloom :: an open source computer controlled loom

Textiles, Tools

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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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bionic yarn is a 'new fabric made of recycled plastic bottles' (PET). I'm loving the great 'process' section on the website, explaining the extrusion process and how the fibers are spun together to make the ...


Polymers, Textiles