Sew Electric: A Collection of DIY Projects that Combine Fabric, Electronics, and Programming

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HLT Press, 2013 - 185 páginas
If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students!

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Leah Buechley is a designer and artist whose work explores intersections and juxtapositions - of "high" and "low" technologies, new and ancient materials, and masculine and feminine making traditions. She also develops tools, including the LilyPad Arduino kit, aimed at engaging diverse audiences in creating their own technologies. She was previously an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directed the High-Low Tech research group. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ars Electronica Festival, and the Exploratorium, and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Wired. Leah received PhD and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College.

Kanjun Qiu sews, knits, spins sheep wool into yarn, and codes. She is an advocate for enabling nontraditional communities to build technology, and spoke at MIT TIMTalks on expanding the culture of computer science to allow more diverse populations to see themselves as creators of technology. In her thesis research at the MIT Media Lab, she studied how creating e-textile projects positively impacted students' confidence with programming and building electronics. She currently works on the BizOps team at Dropbox, doing a combination of engineering, product management, and data analysis. Kanjun received her BS and MNG degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, where she also competed in ballroom dance, did algorithmic trading, and ran a yarn business.

Sonja de Boer has a multidisciplinary background in fashion technology and illustration design. Over the past seven years she has worked as an independent illustrator and designer in Tokyo, Amsterdam and Cambridge/Boston. In this period she developed her personal Sonnebon style and created artworks for advertisement agencies, clothing brands, interior architects, magazines, digital platforms and most recently for the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab. In 2003 Sonja started her career as the interior and fashion editor of the largest woman's weekly magazine in The Netherlands, Libelle. In 2006 she returned to her love for designing and worked as a textile-print designer for the famous children's apparel brand Oilily. With her hybrid background, illustration design for Sew Electric has been a true joy and she eagerly wants to see your wonderful Lilypad projects! Sonja holds a BA in Fashion Technology from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) with a specialization in multifunctional clothing designs including electronic textiles.

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