We will be privileged to have a preview presentation from Cedric Honnet of his forthcoming paper “PolySense: Augmenting Textiles with Electrical Functionality using In-Situ Polymerization”
During the Hackjam on Tuesday the 21st of January, Cedric will be presenting an accessible method for enhancing textiles with custom piezo-resistive properties: In-situ polymerization supports integration of piezo-resistive properties at the material level, preserving a textile’s haptic and mechanical properties. We demonstrate how to enhance a wide set of fabrics and yarns using only readily available tools. To further support customisation by the designer, we present methods for patterning, as needed to create circuits and sensors, and demonstrate how to combine areas of different conductance in one material. Technical evaluation results demonstrate the performance of sensors created using our method is comparable to off-the-shelf piezo-resistive textiles. As application examples, we demonstrate rapid manufacturing of on-body interfaces, tie-dyed motion-capture clothing, and zippers that act as potentiometers.
See some of the basic DIY in his video