Assignments

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Assignments – Talking Fabrics – NYU Shanghai – Spring 2016

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

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Week 3

Reading: “The First Day” from Lost in the City by Edward P Jones. Write a 100-word minimum response on the documentation blog (due 9/18).

Week 4

Assignment 3: In groups of 3, design and make a hand loom.

Week 5

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 3

Week 6

Read “The Sound of Summer Running”. Write a 100-word minimum response on the documentation blog (due 10/14) (Due 11/4).

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.

Week 9

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 7

Week 10

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 8

Create a fabric or item(s) made out of fabric that tells a story via the human sense of touch. Due week 10.

Week 11

  • Reading: Make: Wearable Electronics Chapter 9

Assignment 5: Communicating between Arduinos.

Week 12

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 12/6).

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.)