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November 9th, 2021

Introduction (10 min)#

  • What does it mean to be wearable? What factors and variables must we take into consideration?
  • (Show projects related to agenda)

Actuators (70 min)#

  • What are different types of outputs? How do we control them? What are transducers?
  • Visual
  • LEDs
  • Neopixels
  • Optical fibers
  • Thermochromic ink + heated circuit/code
  • Sound
  • Fabric speakers + amplifier circuits/code
  • Motion
  • Shape memory alloy + high load circuit/code
  • Flip dot
  • Flapping wing
  • Mini vibration motors
  • Powering circuits

ATtiny (50- 60 min)#

  • Intro - miniaturizing, pinout, etc
  • Programming the ATtiny
  • Touch/sensor circuit (the same one I did at the workshop)
  • Sound circuit with stretch sensor
  • EMF detector / audio / vibration / LED
  • Antennas-code
  • Focus here - different ranges of different fractal designs

eTextile Tools (10 min)#

  • Why create tools to support your practice
  • Pin probes
  • Continuity testers
  • Measuring resistance


  • Document the concept, sketches, references also to artistic and scientific publications
  • Create a swatch using an ATtiny with one input and one output, using hard-soft connection solutions and battery
  • Create 2 actuator swatches. Test them with the Arduino or ATtiny.
  • Learn how to program and ATTiny , add the libraries and links used for the code
  • Document the schematic and the programming code, the libraries added and the power requirements
  • Upload a small video of your object working
  • EXTRA POINT Integrate it to a project

How will it be evaluated#

  • References: tutorial , links, inspiration
  • Design: sketch , 3D modeling skills, Parametric modeling skills
  • Fabrication: Capable of executing from file to production workflow, from 3D modelling to 3D printing , parameters, materials
  • Documentation: Anyone can go through the process and understand
  • Final outcome: Is the project assembled, functioning and complete
  • Originality - Aesthetics: Has the design been thought through and elaborated



Lecture Wearables#

Review Wearables#


Previous years videos#


Lecture Wearables#

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Lecture Wearables#

Review Wearables#


Lecture E-Textiles and Wearables II#

Review E-textiles and wearables 2#