5-6 December 2008
DIY Art and Technology Festival
This workshop aims to be a short introduction into simple soft fabric electronic circuits. The materials used are cheap and off the shelf, so that the practice introduced in the workshop can be continued at home. Sewing, soldering and experimenting with materials is not hard and should become everyday practice.
In our projects we often work with soft conductive andto create wearable electronics from cheap, basic and off-the-shelf materials. We would like to introduce some of the techniques we have developed as well as present some of the basic elements we use, such as soft fabric bend and pressure sensors, buttons, switches, , connections… and demonstrate their functionality through simple circuits that we chose for their availability, simplicity and affordability.
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, , fusible, poppers, metal faseners, hook-up wire, sponge, , , regular fabric, regular thread, t-shirts or other (old) clothing items, power supply, components or circuit…
Sewing needles, sewing machine, iron and board, soldering stations, wire cutters, wire strippers, pliers, multi-meters, hole makers, cutting mats, fabric scissors,, pens and paper…