Week 4: February 14th
1. Guidelines for blog posting
2. Introduction to textiles circuits: exploring techniques and materials
3. Sensor reading with MaxMsp

1. Midterm: Due on Feb 28th
The emphasis of this assignment in on durability, efficient use  of materials and  thoughtful layout of circuit components. Keep it simple u__u

  1. Create paper based circuits that integrate conductive and resistive ink, Velostat and conductive tape (silver one). They should incorporate  more than one LED. One should have a switch and the second one should have a pressure sensor. You can integrate both in one circuit if you want to.
  2. Create  textile based circuits that integrates conductive and resistive thread, conductive fabric and more than one LED. Feel free to integrate any other metal/conductive components that you may like such as metal snaps, eye and hook or metal buttons. One should have a  stroke sensor and the second one should have a variable resistor sensor. You can integrate both in one circuit if you want to.

Please sketch your circuits with paper and pencil first to make sure that:

  • you understand it
  • that the lay out that you mapped is the most efficient one for what you are trying to do.

Scan these sketches and have it as the first part of your midterm documentation

Circuit diagrams for variable resistors here


What Is a Switch? – Designing Interactions Studio, RISD

Petal Pusher by Maggie Orth

Self folding paper by Jie Qi