Thursday 9th May 2013, codemotion, Berlin
meets Wearables: What can your clothing do for you?
In this 8 hours workshop we will explore how computing can be made wearable using the Arduino and a selection of conductive materials to make textile sensors and sew electrical connections. Participants will learn to program an Arduino to read analog and digital sensor values and to interpret these values in order to control output such as light and vibration. Incoming values can also be read into other computer software such as Processing, Max or PD to trigger a whole range of events of effects. Besides learning the very basics of Arduino programming, participants will get their hands on a range of conductive and resistive materials, using these to build textiles sensors that can capture a range of physical motions and actions such as pressure, bend, stretch, squeeze and tilt.
In order to quickly prototype interactive wearables within the workshop, we will provide a selection of open source lasercutdesigns that can readily be assembled to garments and accessories. The textiles sensors and fabric circuits can be stitched into felt and powered by battery to make final stand-alone objects. No previous experience in programming or sewing is required to participate in this workshop.
Location: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW), Wilhelminenhofstraße 75A, Berlin
Max participants: 20
Cost per participant: 83/120 Euro
Sign-up: through codemotion
The workshop fee includes: 1 Lilypad, 1 USB cable, 1 Lipo Battery, 1 felt accessory kit, and a selection of conductive materials for making textile sensors.
Participants at Work:
Download PDF of workshop booklet >>
Zoe’s Openwear designs >> http://www.thingiverse.com/Openwear/designs
GitHub code repository >> https://github.com/plusea/CODE/tree/master/WORKSHOP%20CODE/ARDUINOmeetsWEARABLES
Arduino >> http://arduino.cc/
Handout booklet in PDF >> ArduinoMeetsWearables.pdf
LilyPad Arduino >> http://lilypadarduino.org/
Volatage divider >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage_divider
Pull-up (-down) resistor >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pull-up_resistor
Finger Bend Sensor example project >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4247
Slipper Pressure Sensor example project >>
Sensors Covered in the Workshop:
Fabric Button >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=48
Tilt Sensor >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=201
Stroke Sensor >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=792
Bend Sensor >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=20
Knit Stretch Sensor >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2108