Create a project made from fabric that tells a story through the sense of sight. Document on the Documentation Blog.
Some examples of previous projects:
Assignment 3 – Weaving
Your challenge in this lab is to take your knowledge of weaving and design your own loom to cut on the laser cutter. The requirements or your loom are:
For more information on the IMA Laser Cutter, go to this link.
Once you have made your loom, try to create some of the following weaves:
Here are some examples of looms that students have done in the past:
Assignment 2 – Individual
Your challenge in this assignment is to make a version of the circuit you made on the breadboard on a piece of fabric. Practice sewing on fabric first before jumping onto your fabric circuit.
Outline where all the materials need to be placed and check the circuits to make sure they work in the arrangement you decide on.
Sew the materials in place with regular thread using the couching method.
Sew the connections together with conductive thread.
If you have time, try thinking of different ways of replacing the pushbutton switch with means of closing a circuit.
Here are some great examples from students of previous semesters:
New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic fabrics are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals.
Assignment 1 – Felting + Simple Circuits
Your challenge this assignment is to create a piece of fabric that you felted yourself and incorporate circuitry onto it. One example is to create a soft switch for a 3 volt coin-cell battery to power up an LED.
Felt two pieces of fabric together, forming a pocket for the battery.
Make a hole in one of the sides of the pockets for an LED lead to be able to touch.
Tape down the long lead of the LED to the battery’s positive side, and leave the short lead outside of the pocket. Make sure you are not short circuiting the battery.
When you press down on the felt pocket, it should light up your LED.
Take photos and notes throughout the experience for documentation. We will go over posting your experience on the documentation blog next week. This is an individual assignment. Each person must create their own fabric and document their own work.