New Textiles 2012

Lissajous & Prolate Code

/*This example draws voronoi diagram generated by a random set of points.*/ void setup() { size(1200,600,P3D); //size of your intended pattern noLoop(); // don’t need to use the draw loop /*unique name for your file. if left unchanged, will simply save file with current milisecond*/ String fileName= “voronoi”+millis()+”.pdf”; beginRaw(PDF, fileName); //enables you to save your [...]

Laser Cut Vest

Laser Cut Wool Vest presentation Final Project: A professional style women’s vest with laser cut lace appliqué based on a vornoi digram of a lissajous curve and a prolate cycloid. The laser cut dresses are very delicate and would be difficult to wear. The goal of this project is to make a usable clothing item [...]

L-system Embroidery

I used Matlab open source code to generate L-system diagrams and a few interesting dynamic systems and output a vector graphic. A selection of patterns produced are below. I ended up only printing a few L-system designs because of time constraints. I used green as the main thread and purple on the bobbin. I ran [...]

laser cut lace final objects

Final Project Proposal: A professional style women’s vest with laser cut lace appliqué based on a mathematical design. The work will be an extension of the Laser Cut Lace assignment and will further the project by the creation of more Processing models and shapes fit to clothing dimensions. Project Goals: —Usable final product Durable: Lace [...]

pearls and extra thread 3D stiches

knit pattern meanings 10 stitches across of each patter will be shown at minimum, more if needed for pattern pattern spacing for readability 1 leave hook in knit position 0 pull hook all the way forward > move stitch one to the right < move stitch one to the left ….. continue pattern x# number [...]

Rose Voronoi and Lorenz Attractor Designs

I made paper lace using a Voronoi diagram generated with a polar rose and a 2D graph of a Lorenz Attractor. The polar rose is a the forms generated by the equation r= a*cos(theta*n/d) and results in the possible forms shown below (from Wikipedia). I chose this equation because it produces a large range of [...]

Micro (really mili) Fluidic Device

Micro fluidic devices are an emerging topic in Mechanical Engineering and have many applications in chemistry, biology, and medicine. The goal of this project was to create a larger micro fluidic device from silicone to demonstrate some of the properties of low Reynolds number flows  without a microscope. A few mili fluidic devices I made in 2.674 are [...]

Curling flower

My idea for the Shape Memory Alloy assignment was to make a curling flower that would react to light by opening up.  I started by making several prototype petals to see how well my idea would work. I experimented with fabric and paper petals and used a power supple to test how well they curled. Testing Fabric [...]

Pressure Glove Arduino Code

int sensorPin = A4; int sensorValue; int internalLED = 13; int LED1 = 5; int LED2 = 6; int LED3 = 9; int LED4 = 10; int val1 = 200; int val2 = 110; int val3 = 60; int val4 = 30; void setup() { pinMode(sensorPin, INPUT); digitalWrite(sensorPin, HIGH); //turns on the internal pull-up resistor [...]

Pressure Sensing Glove

The goal of the project is to create a pressure sensing glove to find the force used when blowing glass to help design glass tools. The most important glass blowing tool are jacks, which are pictured below. Jacks are extremely expensive ranging from $250 to $2000 because they are hand made in low volumes. Thinner blades [...]