Category Archives: Week 5: Assignment


I used felt, conductive thread, and conductive fabric to make the battery node. The shape of this node originates from the candy wrappers.

The LED node is made by paper, foam plastic and conductive fabric. Use clips to attach to the foundation of the lamp a battery will turn on the light.

Another LED node is made by felt and conductive fabric.

3 connector tools:
1. conductive fabric, pin, clip;
2. conductive thread, metal button, felt;
3. plastic clip, pin, felt, conductive fabric, conductive tape;

The tool I designed is for cutting patterns out of soft materials, such as paper, fabric, and foam plastic. It looks s like a stapler with a screen. Users are able to draw the pattern that they want to cut on the screen, and then put the material in the tool. Press the stapler to get the cutted pieces.

Week 5 Assignment

1) Build two “nodes”, one for a battery and the other for LEDs. Use a different substrate for each (e.g. paper, wood, fabric, ceramics, etc).
2) Use your zine to build three more connector tools to connect your “nodes.” They can be all the same or all different.
3) Design a tool you would like to have in this class. It can be completely fantastical or gravely functional or both. You do not have to make this – it is a brainstorming exercise.

Document these all on the blog and bring them to next class.