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Week12_Sungmin Ro_Flip Dots

Week 12: Flip dot!

For flip dot assignment, I remade it connecting a small bead and a bigger bead together to make them work together when I connect their ends to 9V battery.

video of them working:


Materials used in this project:
– 9V battery
– 2 magnetic beads
– yarn
– thread
– conductive thread

Week 12 – Lisa Ho

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.

Materials used-

  • Fabric
  • Conductive thread
  • Embroidery thread,
  • Magnetic Bead
  • 9v battery

Video of the bead flipping –

Week 11 – Lisa Ho

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.

Week 9 – Lisa Ho

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.


Material used-

  • Paper
  • Conductive Tape
  • Solder
  • fabric
  • conductive thread
  • thread for sewing


Week 11 – Anna Garbier

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:


Silhouette Portrait Vinyl Cutter Tutorial


  • Silhouette Portrait
  • Blade
  • Cutting Mat (8 in x 12 in)
    • 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



You can use their Design Studio software or purchase an add-on that will allow you to print directly from Illustrator.

Here is a file of basic components for Design Studio including the ATtiny, 5mm LEDs, SMD LEDs, etc.
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