Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments
Author: Kate Hartman
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
Design, Prototype, and Wear Your Own Interactive Garments
Author: Kate Hartman
Publisher: Make Books
Introduces the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other wearable items, including circuit basics, e-textile toolkits, microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators.
A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting
Author: Syuzi Pakhchyan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Provides instructions for creating a variety of home accents, accessories, and toys that combine crafting and technology.
The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology
Author: Sabine Seymour
The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. The practical application is explained in detail and numerous illustrations serve as clarification. Over 50 well-known designers, research institutes, companies and artists, among them Philips, Burton, MIT Media Lab, XS Labs, New York University, Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date. Given for the first time is a list of all the relevant information on research institutes, materials, publications etc. A must for all those wishing to know everything about fashionable technology.
Author: Tony Olsson
You've probably seen LED-decorated t-shirts and hats, and maybe even other electronic gadgets embedded in clothing, but with Arduino Wearables you can learn to make your own wearable electronic creations. This book is an introduction to wearable computing, prototyping, and smart materials using the Arduino platform. Every chapter takes you all the way from idea to finished project. Even if you have no experience with Arduino, this book will get you set up with all the materials, software, and hardware you need; you'll complete simple projects first, and then build on your growing expertise to make more complex projects. By the end of the book, you'll have learned: Electronics basics How to prototype successfully Arduino programming How to design and build your own wearable Arduino creations Along the way you'll create fun and inspiring wearables, such as: An LED bracelet: learn the basics of wearable electronics A synthesizer tie: accept user input and create output in response A solar-powered glow in the dark bag: create self-sufficient wearables A shape memory flower: store state and manipulate your wearables An EL wire dress: add designer touches to your wearables A beatbox hoodie: use a voice-activated sequencer and skin resistance to create the coolest of urban wearables Arduino Wearables is the complete guide to getting started with Arduino and wearable computing. The 10 inspiring projects to make, learn from, and build upon will equip you for creating your own projects; the only limit is your imagination.
Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform
Author: Becky Stern,Tyler Cooper
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book introduces readers to building wearable electronics projects using Adafruit's tiny FLORA board: at 4.4 grams, and only 1.75 inches in diameter, and featuring Arduino compatibility, it's the most beginner-friendly way to create wearable projects. This book shows you how to plan your wearable circuits, sew with electronics, and write programs that run on the FLORA to control the electronics. The FLORA family includes an assortment of sensors, as well as RGB LEDs that let you add lighting to your wearable projects.
Fundamentals, Implementation and Applications
Author: Edward Sazonov,Michael R Neuman
Category: Technology & Engineering
Written by industry experts, this book aims to provide you with an understanding of how to design and work with wearable sensors. Together these insights provide the first single source of information on wearable sensors that would be a valuable addition to the library of any engineer interested in this field. Wearable Sensors covers a wide variety of topics associated with the development and application of various wearable sensors. It also provides an overview and coherent summary of many aspects of current wearable sensor technology. Both industry professionals and academic researchers will benefit from this comprehensive reference which contains the most up-to-date information on the advancement of lightweight hardware, energy harvesting, signal processing, and wireless communications and networks. Practical problems with smart fabrics, biomonitoring and health informatics are all addressed, plus end user centric design, ethical and safety issues. Provides the first comprehensive resource of all currently used wearable devices in an accessible and structured manner. Helps engineers manufacture wearable devices with information on current technologies, with a focus on end user needs and recycling requirements. Combines the expertise of professionals and academics in one practical and applied source.
Design and Fabrication Techniques
Author: Haider Raad
The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to the state of the art technologies and methods applied in the realization of flexible and wearable electronics. The targeted readers of this book include but not limited to college professors, Research and Development scientists, practicing electronics and material engineers, in addition to all the enthusiasts interested in modern technological advancements. Moreover, the book serves as an extensive resource for graduate students working on topics related to wearable and flexible electronics. This book, organized into eleven chapters, introduces the latest research findings and trends related to the design, fabrication processes and techniques used in the realization of wearable and flexible electronics. Chapter One shows how recent developments in wireless, flexible, fully-printable, and sensor technologies are paving the way for the emergence of ubiquitous sensing capabilities, in the form of "Smart Skins" and the Internet of Things (IoT). The chapter also presents a brief review of state-of-the-art implementations of flexible chemical sensing components technologies; and reviews the latest advances in wireless interrogation techniques for such devices. Chapter Two presents the incremental Latin Hypercube Sampling (LHS) technique which is aimed at speeding up the circuit simulations while considering process variation and aging effects. Two automated robust design optimization techniques are introduced for the analog circuits with flexible Thin Film Transistors. Chapter Three presents the advantages and suitability of semiconducting Nano Wires (NWs) for flexible and large area electronics. Various aspects of NWs such as physical and chemical properties, synthesis methods, processing, and applications are reviewed with examples. Chapter Four discusses how to fabricate flexible/stretchable piezoelectric devices by the use of electrohydrodynamical direct-writing technique. Furthermore, this chapter provides detailed engineering design rules and paves a cost-effective and high-efficiency manufacturing pathway for applications in wearable and bio-integrated electronics. Chapter Five explores chief approaches towards the development of flexible silicon electronics. The chapter reports some of the most promising methodologies for converting rigid silicon substrates into flexible electronics through the use of silicon-based nanomaterials, etch-release processes, and stress-based wafer spalling. Chapter Six focuses on the use of inkjet printing technique of conductive tracks and electrode patterns on textile substrates. The chapter also reports a two-step fabrication process using UV barrier channels and low viscosity functional inks. Chapter Seven provides an overview of existing wearable technologies for Intra-Body Communication (IBC); it also addresses their potential and challenges, and discusses future directions. Chapter Eight presents the design of a flexible antenna structure operating at multiple frequencies covering WLAN, WiMaX, GPS, and ISM applications. Chapter Nine discusses the design of Near Field Communication (NFC) wearable antennas. The chapter examines the design of such antennas especially for small gadgets like wristbands, watches, and rings. Chapter Ten reports recent advances in the fabrication, structure, mechanism and electrical output performances of various fiber-based and textile-based flexible generators, including piezoelectric, triboelectric and electret generators. Moreover, discussions are provided regarding newfangled applications, current challenges and future directions. Last but not least, the appropriate choice of the electronic elements of wearable sensor nodes including the power source, sensors, digital signal processing components, and transceivers to build up an energy-efficient wearable body area network is discussed in Chapter Eleven.
Wearable Technologies for Costuming, Cosplay, and Everyday
Author: Joan Horvath,Lyn Hoge,Rich Cameron
Pull back the curtain on making fun and innovative costumes and accessories incorporating technologies like low-cost microprocessors, sensors and programmable LEDs. Fashion tech can require skills in design, pattern-making, sewing, electronics, and maybe 3D printing. Besides the tech skills, making a good costume or accessory also requires knowledge of the intangibles of what makes a good costume. This book is a collaboration between two technologists and a veteran teacher, costumer, and choreographer. Regardless of whether you are coming at this from the theater costuming, sewing, or electronics side, the authors will help you get started with the other skills you need. More than just a book of projects (although it has those too), Practical Fashion Tech teaches why things are done a certain way to impart the authors’ collective wealth of experience. Whether you need a book for a wearable tech class or you just want to get started making fantastic costumes and wearables on your own, Practical Fashion Tech will get you there. What you will learn: The fundamentals of both the sewing and the technology aspects of wearable tech for fashion How to make a memorable costume that reacts to its wearer or environment Ideas for using this book as a textbook Who this is for: Electronics enthusiasts, hipsters, costume designers, teachers, and students who want to learn how to make fashion or cosplay wearables. Cosplay fans wanting to incorporate sensors and more into their costumes.
A Collection of DIY Projects That Combine Fabric, Electronics, and Sewing
Author: Leah Buechley,Kanjun Qiu
Category: Arduino (Programmable controller)
If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students! - from Amazon (from back cover.)
Crafting E-Fashion with DIY Electronics
Author: Kylie Peppler,Melissa Gresalfi,Katie Salen Tekinbas,Rafi Santo,Leah Buechley
Publisher: MIT Press
Introducing students to the world of wearable technology.
Sew, Knit, Print, and Electrify Your Own Designs to Wear, Use, and Play With
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Category: Technology & Engineering
In this book you'll create your own fabric inventions as you learn to make wearables, playthings, and decorative items using textile arts--both old and new. Easy projects using will get you started knitting, adding color to your wardrobe with silkscreen and batik, and transforming old clothing into useful items. Then you'll find out how soft circuits can give your creations personality with light, sound, and motion. Fabric and Fiber Inventions will show you how to turn everyday materials into unique designs everybody will love.
Made in Code
Author: Sarah E. Braddock Clarke,Jane Harris
Computerized media in all forms have had an incalculable effect on how welive our lives. No creative sector has been left untouched, and the revolutionaryideas that have occurred in the fashion and textile industries have heralded amove away from the tailor's cutting table to designs that are digitally printedat the touch of a button.Following on the success of Techno Textiles, this new collection presentstwenty-two of the most forward-thinking creatives in the fashion and textilesectors. Through texts and runway photographs, the designers' work isexamined in light of the technology they choose when creating fabrics thatwill show their designs to best effect. The featured designers range fromhousehold names (Chalayan, Prada) to more avant-garde creatives.This insightful and richly illustrated book is the perfect resource andinspiration for anyone looking for an exhaustive yet entertaining explorationof technology and its impact on fabric and textile design.
Dispatches from the World of E-Textiles and Education
Author: Leah Buechley,Kylie Peppler,Michael Eisenberg,Yasmin B. Kafai
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
<I>Textile Messages focuses on the emerging field of electronic textiles, or e-textiles - computers that can be soft, colorful, approachable, and beautiful. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architectures that include embedded computational and electronic elements. This book introduces a collection of tools that enable novices - including educators, hobbyists, and youth designers - to create and learn with e-textiles. It then examines how these tools are reshaping technology education - and DIY practices - across the K-16 spectrum, presenting examples of the ways educators, researchers, designers, and young people are employing them to build new technology, new curricula, and new creative communities.
Blending Technology with Fashion
Author: Sibel Deren Guler,Madeline Gannon,Kate Sicchio
Enter the exciting intersection of technology and fashion known as wearable computing. Learn about the future of electronics in clothing and textiles, and be a part of creating that future! Crafting Wearables begins with the history of the field, then covers current practices and future trends. You will gain deeper insight into the strategy behind the design of wearable devices while learning about the tools and materials needed to start your own wearables toolbox. In a time when consumer electronics are becoming smaller and seamlessly integrated into our lives, it is important to understand how technology can improve and augment your lifestyle. Wearables are in a sense the most organic and natural interface we can design, yet there is still doubt about how quickly wearable technologies will become the cultural norm. Furthermore, skills that have become less valuable over the years, such as sewing, are making a return with the wearables movement. Gives a better understanding of wearable technology and how it has evolved Teaches basic skills and techniques to familiarize you with the tools and materials Showcases breakthrough designs and discoveries that impact our everyday interactions What You'll Learn Learn the history of how technology in fashion has evolved over time Discover interesting materials and fabrics for use in wearable technology Glimpse new tools for designing wearable technology and fashion Rediscover sewing and related skills that every wearables enthusiast should learn Learn how new techniques in textile manufacturing could disrupt the fashion industry Understand and respond to the cultural and societal developments around wearables Who This Book Is For The curious designer, engineer, or creative who is looking for insight into the world of fashion technology. It is for someone who wants to start exploring wearables with basic projects and dig deeper into the methods and tools of an expert. Crafting Wearables is intended to impart comprehensive general knowledge of the state of wearables in different industries while providing a well-curated list of example projects and resources by which to begin your personal journey into e-textiles. It is a wonderful read for those who are looking to expand their understanding of fashion and technology from both a hands-on and research-based perspective.
Discover 20 Trends and Interactive Mobile Sensor Devices to Include Children, Medical and Wearable
Author: Elijah Hunter
Category: Human-computer interaction
Information about wearable technology and the future trends in the industry.
Clothes Accessories Tech
Author: Diana Eng
Publisher: North Light Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Fashion + Technology You've seen it on the runway and the red carpet - clothing and accessories that combine the world of fashion with the modern sleekness of tech. And now, the know-how to create these fashions for your own wardrobe is at your fingertips with Fashion Geek. Project Runway contestant and author Diana Eng teaches you both the sewing and technology basics you need to create your own light-up skirt, twinkling shoes and music-filled hoodie. With step-by-step instructions and how-to photos, learning the ins and outs of creating with LEDs, EL wire and zigzag stitches couldn't be easier. Learn to: Hack a pedometer to create sparkling shoes Sew headphones into a handmade monster hat Disguise your flash drive as a fabulous necklace Create light-up buttons to sew onto any jacket With Fashion Geek, every day will be your own tech fashion show!
Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories
Author: Shawn Thorsson
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay? Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan-made suits of armored awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween? Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen-accurate replica of your favorite science-fiction or fantasy weapon? If so, look no further. We've got just the book for you! In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He'll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor. The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills, making props and costume armor involves sculpting, molding, casting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, painting, and countless other techniques and technologies. In this book, you'll learn: Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive, commonly-available tools and materials Simple, low-cost methods to make foam armor out of easy-to-find foam mats How to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paper Multiple molding and casting techniques How to build a "vacuforming" machine to make armor from plastic sheet stock Painting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to life Just enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the way Whether you're just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library.
Inventing the Future of Fabrics
Author: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
We are on the cusp of a revolution, where the intersection of technology, the human body, and everyday objects will become completely seamless. Smart textiles are a key part of this revolution. Smart Textiles for Designers introduces the different qualities and properties that can be embedded in, integrated with, and applied to fabrics, and looks at the different contexts in which these smart textiles can be used. A survey of specific fabrics grouped by properties provides a core reference section and a palette for the designer to work from. The book also examines five different design approaches and features interviews with leading designer and design teams, showing their processes and working methods. The first book to look at smart textiles through the eyes of a designer, this is both a core reference work and an inspirational guide for students and professionals alike.
A Guide to Materials and Applications
Author: Aneta Genova,Katherine Moriwaki
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Technology has always impacted the practice of fashion design. Though fashion and technology have long intersected, recent developments in computation have enabled the adoption of new methods, tools, and approaches to design. From materials to new manufacturing processes of the industrial age, advancements in technology have driven forward our understanding of the aesthetics, style, and functionality of garments and accessories. Fashion and Technology provides a conceptual framework for how new technologies are used in fashion design and shows how they can be implemented into the design process. This practical guide includes highly visual tutorials that introduce students and practitioners to designing with electronics-such as LEDs, sensors, electroluminescent materials, conductive and reactive materials-and digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting. Projects make these innovative materials accessible to designers and will inspire creative collaborations within studio practice. Features - Highly visual Tutorials follow a consistent format for presenting each technique including descriptions, materials and supplies, workspace, safety considerations or hazards, numbered steps and finished examples - Designer Interviews and Case Studies showcase innovative fashion collections and forward-thinking collaborations - A unique chapter on designing with source code introduces programmatic concepts and terminology for novices Teaching Resources - Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom, with supplemental assignments and lecture notes. - Test Bank includes sample test questions for each chapter. Introducing Fashion and Technology STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! ~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips ~ Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary ~ Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501317415.