- Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
Table of Contents:
- Circuits : Circuit basics ; Constructing circuits
- Conductive materials : Conventional conductors ; Conductive thread ; Conductive fabric ; Other conductive materials ; Choosing conductive materials ; Experiment: wearable circuits
- Switches : Understanding switches ; Off-the-shelf switches ; DIY switches ; Experiment: Social switches
- E-textile toolkits : LilyPad : Experiment: Let's get Twinkly ; Flora ; Aniomagic : Experiment: Let's get Sparky ; Thinking beyond
- Making electronics wearable : Why wear it ; What makes something wearable ; Designing a wearable ; Experiment: Eight-hour wearable
- Microcontrollers : Hardware ; Software ; Hello World : Experiment: Gettin' Blinky ; Digital output : Experiment: Morse code message ; Digital input : Experiment: Button as controller ; Analog input : Experiment: Sensor as a switch ; Analog output : Experiment: Sensitive system
- Sensors : Working with sensors ; Working with sensor data : Experiment: Wooo! Shirt ; What to sense ; Experiment: Body listening ; Other sensors
- Actuators : Light : Experiment: Be Safe, Be Seen ; Sound : Experiment: Wearable instruments ; Motion : Experiment: Shake, Spin or Shimmy ; Temperature : Experiment: It's Gettin' Hot in Here
- Wireless : Bluetooth : Experiment: Communicating with Bluetooth ; Hello XBees : Experiment: XBee and Arduino ; Experiment: XBee direct mode ; Other wireless options ; Thinking beyond
- Appendix A: Tools
- Appendix B: Batteries
- Appendix C: Resources
- Appendix D: Other neat things
- Appendix E: Microcontroller options.
- Item content: English
- Subtitle on cover: Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments
- "Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments"--Cover.
Funded by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) commission 2016.
- xviii, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- UNT - THE SPARK
- 9781449336516 (pbk.)
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