It's that time of year again and I've gathered together the "must see" interactive textile events for this weekend's Maker Faire. I'll be running around on Saturday so if you see me please say "hello." I'll be wearing something that glows ;-)
Angel Chang, the high-tech fashion designer, has her wonderful heat-sensitive map T-shirts currently available for sale. The T covers Manhattan's trendiest districts—Soho, Nolita, and Chelsea— so you'll never get lost shopping or gallery hopping.
These new light-weight batteries from Sparkfun are perfect for any LED jewelry project. Less than a square inch in size, each cell outputs 3.7V at 20mAh. The great part — they are rechargeable (yay!). The downside — they require a specialized Lithium Polymer charger.
You can, of course, wire up a bunch together to get more amperage for other wearable projects that require more… Continue
Added by Syuzi on May 20, 2009 at 10:13am —
I can't tell you how much I love the video/project above. I must admit I have a passion for break dancing — perhaps spent too much time on Venice Blvd as a kid. And, of course, I love all things that glow. So breaking combined with interactive wearables just makes me giddy.
If you've ever fantasized about vacationing on a remote island with only a coffee maker and laptop, then Louis Vuitton's latest travel luggage is for you.
This high tech trunk was commissioned by a Chinese mega-millionaire, and although it's quite excessive ( who really needs to carry around all their electronic gadgets when a laptop will suit you fine) there is something quite interesting in this mobile office concept.
Infusing a sense of style into ordinary QR codes, Louis Vuitton's & Takashi Murakami's latest collaboration has resulted in a designer QR Code that features the artist’s characters and the classic LV pattern.
"The Heat is On", developed by Elisa Strozyk, cleverly uses thermochromatic inks to transform ordinary radiators into stylish decor. A lovely pattern appears on both the wall and the radiator itself when the radiator is turned on— and disappears when the radiator is not in use. The use of thermochromatic inks is both decorative and functional: it dually acts as a means to enhance the… Continue
Two new DIY soft circuit video tutorials from Diana Eng and Becky Stern from Craftzine. Diana shows you how to make an embroidered robot using conductive thread and LEDs. Becky's project is a color changing LED brooch. Both projects are quite simple and great introduction to working with LEDs and conductive… Continue
Added by Syuzi on May 8, 2009 at 5:30pm —
1. What are some good tips to complete an MSC Dissertation (research project)?
MSC students are required to write a MSC dissertation at the end of the course. Is this research project based on workplace research or it can also be completed by consulting books and journals? This dissertation should be of 16,000 to 20,000 words. Please help me with some skills and tips in completing this project. Thanks a… Continue