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5. E-textiles

Research

What are e-textiles?

Electronic textiles or e-textiles are fabrics that enable electronic components such as batteries, lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to be embedded in them.

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Exploration

We took two lectures this week to help us understand the philosophy behind circuits and e-textiles.

The graph bellow from Liza Stark's presentation really helped me understand the theory behind voltage, current and resistance.

Then we moved to the next stage which was more focused on understanding all the components through physical exploration.

Afterwards, I started with making a simple electric circuit using:

-A 3V battery

-LED

-Conductive thread

-Copper sheet

-Safety pin

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Tools

Process and workflow

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This schematic 1 was obtained by..

This tutorial 2 was created using..

footnote fabrication files

Fabrication files are a necessary element for evaluation. You can add the fabrication files at the bottom of the page and simply link them as a footnote. This was your work stays organised and files will be all together at the bottom of the page. Footnotes are created using [ ^ 1 ] (without spaces, and referenced as you see at the last chapter of this page) You can reference the fabrication files to multiple places on your page as you see for footnote nr. 2 also present in the Gallery.

Code Example

Use the three backticks to separate code.

// the setup function runs once when you press reset or power the board
void setup() {
  // initialize digital pin LED_BUILTIN as an output.
  pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);
}

// the loop function runs over and over again forever
void loop() {
  digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH);   // turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
  delay(1000);                       // wait for a second
  digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, LOW);    // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
  delay(1000);                       // wait for a second
}

Results

Video

From Vimeo

Sound Waves from George Gally (Radarboy) on Vimeo.

From Youtube

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Fabrication files


  1. File: xxx 

  2. File: xxx 

  3. File: xxx 


Last update: 2023-10-31