Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Samples

Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Samples

Fabricademy Final Project – Main Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Fabricks Layered Fabric Composites My initial task was to mill the samples created in the Week Textile Scaffo, so to carry on from where I left off, I chose a design I made for a 3D printed mould and used the same form […]

Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Waste – Sourcing & Collecting

Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Waste – Sourcing & Collecting

Fabricademy Final Project – Main Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Waste –  Processing Textiles Sourcing Waste Textiles from textile suppliers My initial searches for textile waste started with the network I had. I planned to connect to a few local contacts working in Textile Supply & Distribution, whose business is importing and exporting all kinds of […]

Fabricademy Week 12: Skin electronics

Fabricademy Week 12: Skin electronics

One of the stragest but most fascinating topics of the course was the skin electronics lecture. Using applications and processes from the Etextiles and soft robotcs classes, I created a soilicone mask with a series of LEDs in, all connected by a conductive thread on the outer layer. Check out my development processes, the original […]

Fabricademy Week 11: Soft Robotics

Fabricademy Week 11: Soft Robotics

This weeks’ subject was (in a way) a continuation of the concept of integrated technology for our textiles, except in the unusual and ever expanding form of Soft Robotics. Our Global Instructor was Professor Lily Chambers, who gave us a wonderful lecture of the history, nature and development of soft robotic ideas in her own research […]

Fabricademy Week 9: E-Textiles and Wearables 2

Fabricademy Week 9: E-Textiles and Wearables 2

This weeks assignment was to continue developing our initial eTextiles projects started in Week 5 We were given two lectures by tutor Becky Stewart, who is a professor at Queen Mary University of London, an expert on electronics and integrating them into projects. Assignment 1: Create an interactive object; if you are already experienced with coding, focus […]

Fabricademy Week 8: Open Source Hardware – from fibres to fabrics

Fabricademy Week 8: Open Source Hardware – from fibres to fabrics

This class was based upon the open source hardware field and we focused on its potential in the area of textile. Our instructors this week were Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva. We looked at how we could enhance out of date machines for making textiles and how we might take advantage of fabricating digitally. We […]