For this week’s project, I made my flip dot with 1 circuit. It took me a long time to embroider the circle/ring part of the circuit to the fabric. I wanted the circuit to be completely hidden. It is really satisfying to see the dot flip as you connect to the battery.
In this week’s assignment, I tried to put the flexinol into a start to mimic how it glitters and sparkles in the sky. I think the effect is not what I expected. It is a little bit slow. But I love stars so I still love the little star I made.
Materials – felt, flexinol, jumper wires, 9-volt battery, and resistor
I used one of the soft buttons I build and made my start sparkle.
For this week’s speaker assignment, I decided to use paper and fabric to build my speakers. I wish I had the patience to spend more time to make the fabric speaker closer so it plays louder. The paper speaker did not work and I’m not sure if it is because of some parts not being soldered properly. Nonetheless, it was very fun to make. Below is the heat controlling circuit for the speaker.
I attempted to make a fabric jellyfish, whose tentacles can be programmed to curl and relax using nitinol and electricity. As of class-time, I still need to do some debugging.
So far, I’ve confirmed that my “circuit board” (the same one from Week 10’s heat circuit) works, but I suspect I have some loose connections in my actual jellyfish circuit. I’ll further secure the connections, and update here with the working result. For now, some initial pictures:
This machine is only for printing circuits out of copper foil and conductive fabric. Please do not use it to cut paper designs unless you check with Liza first. Be sure to cover it with the blue sheet when you are finished.
Iron (for fabric) + ironing board