Music reactive shirt
April 24, 2010
Students of Mike Eisenberg's eTextile class made a music reactive shirt for the CU engineering expo. With Arduino mega, SparkFun's El Escudo, and 9V batteries, the panels light up in response to music volume from the iPod.
The headphone output from the iPod is directly connected to analog inputs on the Arduino; apparently no amplification was needed. The Arduino chops the audio input into 7 ranges, and uses the EL Escudo to power the corresponding EL sheets.
I like the city scape they built on the shirt (the bottom section is a lake) Next version, they plan to use a microphone and band-pass filter to react to ambient music. Perfect for clubbing!
blinking heart-bag with wings
April 20, 2010
Aniomagic friend bakatarechan made this cute handbag with heart and flashing wings using our sequins and a PIC microcontroller.
April 05, 2010
I really like the concept of having a twinkling background in this video.
Animated textiles by Meg Grant.
March 31, 2010
She made folded patterns that open and close when you power the motor. Really simple, elegant, and tasteful. It shows an alternative to animating textiles that don't use nitinol wire (and are simpler to get going). There are more examples on the site, but this was my fave. (Via Syuzi)
March 31, 2010
Grace Kim, of Soft Electric created this delightful hand knitted sessile handbag. "The tiny LEDs alternately fade in and out, creating a gently pleasing light," in this exploration of merging natural forms with technology.
I really enjoyed the attention to detail in this bag, like the tiny "barnacles" applied to it. Très bien.
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