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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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Pa++tern, created by Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi, is a combination of an installation and an esoteric programming language for embroidery in which a series of industrial sewing machines are controlled by twiterers. ...

pa++ern :: an esoteric language for embroidery

Textiles, Tools

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Over at the Torvalds family blog, Linus has just written a really interesting post about helping his wife with a new computerised embroidery machine she got for Christmas. He talks about the problems with the ...

hacking embroidery machines

Textiles, Tools

Sewing Rebellion was started by textile worker and activist Frau Fiber, under the gospel "stop shopping, start sewing," with the purpose of encouraging others to learn how to sew and thus be able to create unique and ...

sewing rebellion

Textiles

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

The thesis of Otto von Busch, Fashion-able. Hacktivism and engaged fashion design, is available as an online PDF. This thesis consists of a series of extensive projects which aim to explore a new designer role for ...

fashion-able, hacktivism and engaged fashion design

Textiles

Just found a great site 'animated knots by grog' which shows you how to tie a variety of different knots. Each knot automatically "ties itself" when the page opens. The complete list has 119 knots, though some are ...

animated knots

Textiles

Open Source Embroidery is a socially engaged art project initiated by Ele Carpenter in 2005, investigating the relationship between programming for embroidery and computing. It's based on the common characteristics of ...

open source embroidery

Textiles

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