Workshop in Physical and Wearable Computing
Physical computing encompasses the design of interactive physical systems through the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. Applications of physical computing are becoming spread and, thanks to technology miniaturization and fast prototyping, it is now possible to experiment solutions of interactive and wearable objects that can be digitally fabricated.
Goal of the workshop is the design and prototyping, through the Arduino platform, of objects that sense, interpret and react to the real world and that can be wearable and digitally fabricated.
During the first phase of the workshop, notions of physical and wearable computing will be provided together with an introduction to the Arduino platform and to digital fabrication techniques.
In the second phase, workshop activities are split in two different tracks:
- the physical computing track, held by Massimo Banzi, will focus on the design and prototyping of digitally fabricated interactive objects.
- the wearable computing track, held by Zoe Romano, will explore the world of digital fabrication applied to open source fashion and, in particular, to the implementation of digitally fabricated accessories featured by interactive behaviors.
Summer school in digital fabrication and interaction design 2012
23 – 27 July 2012
A pair of shoes that react following the movement, based on preset personalities such as punk or stylish. Thanks to Troy Nachtigall, students could see and touch some samples of wearable fabric. Made by Plug’n’Wear and available on the Arduino store, these textiles are active electrical components, offering new possibilities of…[Read more]
The belt can measure the body tilt, telling with the help of LEDs if a body is atilt.
Photos and video courtesy of Thomas Amberg.
Cute laser-cutted animals generate poetries. By swiping RFID animals over the box, poetries are generated according to the lucky level of the animal and are showed through a led display mounted in a laser cutted PoetryZoo box.
(Photo by Thomas…[Read more]