New Textiles 2012

controlled surface deformation (with magnets)

Last year, I experimented with embedding small spherical magnets in an elastic fabric in order to simulate a controlled surface deformation: With this assignment, I wanted to recreate a similar effect by embedding the magnets in silicone. First I made a mold by laser cutting plexi and stacking it to get the inverse of what [...]

Felted LED plate

For the nonwoven textile project, I tested felting wool roving with aluminum wool as conductive material. In this quick test, I soldered a small LED to a crimp-beaded aluminum wool. It seems to light up and work! I liked the fact that everything can be felted into one material/surface; no need for stitching conductive thread, [...]

Starry Night

One of my favorite painting is Van Gogh’s Starry Night as evidenced through the pictures below. I wanted to recreate an abstract version of this painting using silicon and optic fibers. I first built a molt using Legos, I left holes where fiber optics should go. I then cut up several fiber optics pieces and scored cuts [...]

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 [...]

Simple Graph Code

Simple Graphing Calculator Code

LSystem Code

General L System Code:

Random Tree Code

A tree generator that includes randomness.

Laser Cut Lace

Due: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Write a program, or modify an existing program, to create a two dimensional pattern and use a laser cutter to turn it into a sheet of lace. You are also welcome to then incorporate the lace into a larger design. Create a post that documents your project and add it [...]

Some experimants

Thermochromatic Grid I colored thread with thermochromatic ink (just dipped it in a cup with some liquid color). After it dried I used the bumps of the Lego bricks of the walls of the mold to create a grid with two layers of thread. The original idea was to put current on the tread but [...]

Composite Variations

This week I made three composite textiles using a duplication polymer that is mostly used in dentistry. I also use this polymer to make many of the samples I use in my research, so I thought it would be fun to use it in new and experimental ways.