Kentaro
GitHub:01,02

Overview

I’ve been curious if fabrics can be used for display or interface? If it works, it can impact our lifestyle because fabrics are everywhere in our life. After this assignment, I think all fabrics can be display devices!


Materials and Parts (Heading 1)


Part
Describe the Part's Role In Your Project
Count
Cost
Total Cost
Arduino Uno R3
The main brains of our project that interfaces the sensors with our computer and performs some simple onboard signal processing
1
$24.95
$24.95
N-Channel MOSFET 60V 30A
Used to control game character's speed with flashlight
9
$0.95
$8.55
Conductive Thread (Extra Thick)
Used four instrumented on chair to control game character's movement (up, down, left, right) by moving in your seat
1
$23.95
$23.95
Thermochromatic Pigment - Sapphire Blue
Used to dye cloth
1
$12.95
$12.95
Breadboard - Full-Size
Used to connect components
1
$5.95
$5.95
Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5V DC 2A
Used to supply power
1
$5.95
$5.95
DC Barrel Jack Adapter
Used to supply power
1
$0.95
$0.95
Wiring, Fablic, & other basic materials
Used to hook everything up

~$10
$10



Total
Cost:
$93.25

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Schematic
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Challenges

  • To dye fabric
  • To design conductive thread layout
  • To figure out the best timing that passed an electric current through each conductive threads.
  • To remain flexibility that fabric originally has

Future Work Ideas

  • To improve resolution (e.g. : 10px × 10px)
  • To increase voltage for quick response
  • To make other variation of animations
  • To try wearable devices

Thoughts about Project

I've learned characteristic of the conductive thread, thermochromatic pigment and fabric.

Links to Inspirations, Code Libraries, and Code Samples