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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ballet outfit with lights … in 1873

Saw this in Haarlem Teylers Museum

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This early, 1870ties already e-textiles?

Gustave Trouvé!

http://kickshawproductions.com/blog/?p=11512

http://maker.uvic.ca/ewkit/

http://www.alvr.com/5461/gustave-trouves-electric-skull-stickpin/

 

 

 

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Flex circuits

With the Silhouette cutter making designed circuits becomes, well not easy, but it is at  least inviting to explore other than rectangular shapes

 

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CRYSTAL workshop UVA Amsterdam

Crystals are a hype at the moment.

Sugar micro bio fuel cell:

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2017 Swatch “Inessential”

This swatch had  two sides: exploring an interesting possibility of carbon non woven, and also trying out another way of making different copies, this time using a text of Baudrillard. Is this personalisation?

YEAR OF INVENTION: 2017
CREDITS: Beam
DIMENSIONS: 150 x 110 mm

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See http://etextile-summercamp.org/swatch-exchange/inessential/

Mass production:

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Hack the World – Hackathon

Designing an e-textile – speculative design – for people in Uganda. Combining an easy interface for recording financial transactions and stress data.

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Using a flex circuit on an existing t-shirt, for a prototype.

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Yellow Spiral Knitting

Double bed knitting, with words of 5 letters.

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2016 Swatch Exchange

For the swatch exchange, i made “Tiny Knittings”. We have to make 25 items, and found a way to make 25 different small knittings. Inside is a simple battery holder, printed on my 3D printer, with a RGB LED and ATtiny85 – smd.  This gives an alternating color.

http://etextile-summercamp.org/swatch-exchange/tiny-knittings/

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NASA App Challenge – Hackathon

We solved the problem of getting a big “dome” on another planet with folding. Our team of 2, Beam and Jos, made balancing foldings and a prototype folding which could be unfolded with a servomotor.

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IoT Hackathon Health gadgets

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For this Hackathon of Hogeschool Rotterdam I organized a workshop around the health gadgets. You see here my rebuilding of a step counter.

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Workshop participants. Table with the gadgets and examples.

 

Cuvée – Summercamp 2016

E-textile presentation at Paillard, Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France

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A laser lit scarf, the light playing a game on the knitted surface.