Assignments

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Assignments – Talking Fabrics – NYU Shanghai – Fall 2017

Week 1

  • Assignment 1: Felting.
  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 1

Week 2

  • Assignment 2: Simple Circuits on Fabric.
  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 2

Week 3

Writing: How was your experience visiting the notions market in Shanghai? Write a blog post with photos and document on the documentation blog (due 9/28).

Week 4

Assignment 3: Design and make a hand loom.

Week 5

  • Attend Kate Hartman’s Guest Lecture
  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 3

Writing: Describe your experience during the Kate Hartman guest lecture. Write three questions for the speaker, to be asked during class on 10/12.

Week 6

Writing: How was your experience visiting the Maker Carnival in Shanghai? Were there any projects that you felt could be improved by incorporating fabrics? Write a blog post with photos and document on the documentation blog (due 10/19).

Week 7

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 6

Create a fabric or item(s) made out of fabric that tells a story via the human sense of sight. Due week 7.

Week 8

Assignment 4: Incorporate Arduinos into Textiles.

Writing: How was your experience visiting the fabric market in Shanghai? Write a blog post with photos and document on the documentation blog (due 10/24).

Week 9

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 7

Week 10

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 8

Week 11

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 9
  • Create a fabric or item(s) made out of fabric that tells a story via the human sense of touch. Due week 11.

Week 12

Assignment 5: Communicating between Arduinos.

Choose at least three partners in the class to work with. Make a fabric or items made from fabric that can communicate to each other via microcontrollers, wired or wirelessly. Can you make all your fabrics communicate to each other, wired or wirelessly? Prepare a plan and attempt to make your fabrics talk to each other.

Week 13

What will the fabrics of the future look like? Create a model using Rhino Tinkercad, Illustrator or any other graphic software. Write at least 250 words with 2 sources cited and document on the IMA documentation blog (due 12/7).

Week 14

Final project – Create a network using electronic fabrics or fabrics that communicates to each other and to the world (a networked outfit, furniture, etc.)