Interactive Textile Construction

The e-textile construction kit by [Leah Buechley] consists of stitch-able sensors and microcontrollers. Stitch-able refers to the fact that these parts can be sewn with a needle and thread into wearable clothing or other fabric-based housings. A paper (PDF) on the e-textile construction kit project contains the first version. The second version of the e-textile construction kit, the LilyPad Arduino, is available this month through SparkFun’s site. Especially interesting are her instructions for modifying the clock speed on the Arduino to make it suitable for battery powered wearables.

We’ve covered [Leah Buechley]‘s work twice in 2005 for her wearable led matrix work.

Update: [Leah] updated her site since we posted this and added this new how-to.

Comments

  1. hsvsunshyn says:

    -obligatory-

    All fine and good, just do not go to Boston wearing it. Especially the wearable LED stuff…

    This is pretty cool, though.

  2. ClechedTeeth says:

    So who’s going to design a sew-in ipod remote for a jacket sleeve?

  3. Leah says:

    diy instructions for building a wearable with the kit now up at:
    http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~buechley/diy/diy_lilypad_arduino.html

  4. basexrum says:

    hi test base 3xrumer
    i love seo (;-P) .
    basexrum

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