I will be holding an e-textile and soft sensor workshop Sunday, 27 June 2010, 12p-3p at CrashSpace
in Los Angeles.
This course will introduce you to an exciting new palate of conductive threads and fabrics — some of which aren't commercially available. Unique properties and qualities of each material will be discussed.
You will learn how to construct your own textile sensors (switches, potentiometers, pressure, tilt and flex sensors, etc) as novel controls for electronics.
I will also review different fabrication manipulation techniques such as quilting, cording, pleating, etc as a method of constructing sensors that can be designed into the aesthetics of the garment itself. For example, the quilted sensor (pictured above) is a functional pressure sensor.
Potential applications include: wearable technology, textile-based gaming interfaces, novel interfaces and controls for electronic music, 3D architectural and product interfaces, and much more.
When: Sunday, 27 June 2010, 12p-3p
Where: At Crash Space
Register now!: on Eventbrite