E-static Shadows is a woven electronic textile, developed by Zane Berzina, that responds to electrostatic charges. Designed with hundreds of hand-soldered LED lights, transistors and a woven electronic circuit, the expansive textile display creates “transient shadows” in areas which detects a presence of electrostatic fields, feeding on the charges created by viewers and objects.
Additionally, it functions as a sonic instrument that reacts to the intensity of the electrostatic charges.
Cutting of the conductive threads in the weave structure in order to obtain a clean e-structure with functioning circuits.
The 3-year long development of the display is nicely documented on Berzina’s site.
Checking the electrical properties of the finished e-textile system.
The entire development process is pretty fascinating to observe. The textile circuit itself was developed on an industrial jacquard loom using conductive thread. The rest of the electronic components were meticulously hand-soldered in place.
Soldering of LEDs