26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Speakers
eli skipp
Schedule
Day Day 2 - 2009-12-28
Room Saal2
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 3664
Event type Lecture
Track Making
Language used for presentation English
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Homewreckery

Electrifying the Thread out of Clothing

Integrating technology into fiber arts continues to be an intensely popular subject – in the words of an old teacher: "Fashion will always be a good market, because everyone loves clothes." With the creation of things like Lilypad Arduinos and flex resistors the medium is moving forward in leaps and bounds.

My talk will discuss awesome uses of it, projects that I've done, and how to do it. Subjects will include using flex sensors in conjunction with Lilypads and LEDs and conductive thread, using gyroscopes to put turn signals into clothing, creating efficient tactical work clothing like utility belts and aprons, create soft instruments with examples like Jasna Delic's "Warm Strings," and making printed circuit boards with embroidery machines and conductive thread. Because most examples are physical, wearable, and easy to carry around, both physical and photographic examples are presentable!