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e-Textile 101 workshop

Philadelphia based NextFab Studio, a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center is running a two day workshop about the basics of e-Textiles end of this month. If you are around the area on the weekend of September 29th and 30th and want to get introduced to the wonderful,  creative world of eTextiles, sign up soon,…

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Tactile visualization with the Touch Glove

The Touch Glove created by Ally Seeley is not only a cool eTextile design concept, it does address a rare but occurring problem effecting unfortunate people who loose their tactile feel. Feeling with the fingers is a essential part of our life. Most of the time we are not even aware how much we rely…

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Future of Protective Clothing: Intelligent or not

Work-wear, garments catering for the specific needs for various professions are to my opinion a prime market for wearable technology adoption. Enhancing the safety and/or productivity of professionals is a huge incentive to embrace any idea, any design that serves these to factors. Life is priceless and higher productivity always justifies investment. Wearable technologies do…

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Countdown to Smart Fabrics 2012

In less than 2 weeks, on April 17th to be exact, the 8th annual edition of the Smart Fabrics Conference will open it’s doors in Miami, FL The Smart Fabrics Conference is one of the most important event in our wearable tech calendar, a point where leading experts from Research, Academia and Industry meet and…

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DIY eTextiles – remote control T-shirt

Are you one of the millions who spend a good deal of time search for that TV remote control? If yes – Designer Rebecca Albrand has a cool solution for you, the Remote Control T-Shirt. Using a Remote control T-Shirt turns yourself into the control master of your TV and I guess you will bring…

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Upcoming Wearable Technology events

Catching up on the Wearable Technology event list here are the upcoming highlights. Eyebeam & MoMA teamed up to present a youth workshop series exploring art that you can perform and wear using the latest in portable, digital innovation. Inspiring eTextile designer will be taught by Diana Eng how to incorporate cutting-edge technology to explore…

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Smart Textile Summer School in Switzerland

The Swiss Textile College is offering this September a two week summer School course on Smart Textiles in Zürich / Switzerland. As one of the leading European institutions for textile research & development, the Swiss Textile College aims to bring together students and professionals from different disciplines to learn the necessary theoretical and practical know-how…

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Wearable Tech and E-Textiles Meetup

Mika Uehara, Co-Founder of SF FASHION+TECH is organizing a ‘Wearable Tech and E-Textiles Meetup‘ for the wearable tech community in and around the SF Bay Area on March 21st from 7-9pm at the TechShop San Francisco. Please follow this link for details and registration, the space is very limited. The ‘Wearable Tech and E-Textiles Meetup’…

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eTextiles How-To guide by Lynne Bruning

As technologist you may know little about thread, sewing and fabric cutting but you want to use your technical knowledge to explore the  eTextile world. As fashion designer and needle craft enthusiast you know everything about fabrics and sewing until you encounter ‘short circuits’, malfunctioning in your eTextile project. Fret no more – Lynne Bruning…

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DIY – Night Biking Gloves

To increase bikers visibility during evening and night time is attracting highly creative people among the wearable tech community since Leah Buechley published her Turn-Signal-Jacket design which ignited the imagination of wearable tech enthusiasts to come up with creative, fun and highly useful designs. This week’s eTextile DIY introduction is an amazing design that shines…

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The eTextile Lounge at the Maker Faire

One more thing …. Miss eTextile Lynne Bruning invites makers of wearable computing, soft circuits, eTextiles and paper computing to join the eTextile Lounge to share projects, present lectures and host workshops to her eTextile Lounge at the Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 this May 19th and 20th. For readers not familiar with the eTextile…

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VEGA 2012 collection – the bright side of fashion

Almost exactly a year ago I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Vega One collection from Canadian clothing designer Angella Mackey. Angella acquired a diverse background such as new media art, electronics, fashion and product design, elements that enable her to create aesthetically delighting, wearable technology enhanced fashion. Her 2012/13 collection, succeeding the…

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Cyclists discover the Turn-Signal-Jacket

Most of the time talk2myShirt reports about eTextile developments and experiments carried out by creative minds around the globe. Usually these news originate from the experts, from people who invent and experiment. Today’s article is about a group of girls, The ‘Bird Wheel‘ with a passion for cycling ranging from building world class custom frames,…

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DIY – textile solar panel

Connecting to yesterdays solar power related article, the summer sun mood many people enjoying right now and the eTextile treasure chest from Meg Grant adds up to an amazing DIY solar cell technique I was really astound when seeing it the first time. Solar power to electricity conversion with the use of naked diodes. Yeah…

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eTextile and wearable computing Showcase at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011

On Saturday May 21st at 3:00PM fashion designers, engineers and the immensely growing nubbier of wearable technology experts will come together for the ‘eTextile, smart clothing and wearable computing Showcase‘ at the Maker Fair. The ‘eTextile, smart clothing and wearable computing Showcase’ is a production of Lynne Bruning, one of the most knowledgeable eTextile experts…

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eTextile Lounge by Lynne Bruning

A reminder for the creative, inventive and interested eTextile community around the world: Lynne Bruning started a fantastic initiative to bring interactivity into the eTextile community around the globe by setting up and moderating the global eTextile Lounge via USTREAM.tv A excellent opportunity to meet like minded, to get informed, to network and best of…

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Vega – a new light on the fashion horizon

Vega, the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and the fifth brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere gave the inspiration for Canadian clothing designer Angella Mackey who resides currently in Gothenburg, Sweden for her first illuminated fashion design, the Vega One. The Vega One is a medium to lightweight Spring dress coat made of…

Global eTextile Hacker Meeting

Last night 8pm MDT / 10pm EST / 2am GMT / 10am WITA (South East Asia – Central Standard Time) – I hope I got all the time conversions right – Lynne Bruning pulled off the first Global eTextile Hacker meet-up in the virtual space with the help of USTREAM.tv an online service that offers…

Introduction to Wearable Technology workshop

The wearable technology event calendar is filling up rapidly in 2011, a sure sign for the growing popularity and awareness of eTextile developments. Ricardo O’Nascimento at Popkalab is holding a 3 day workshop, running form April 27th to 29th in Sede Tecnológica de la UNIA, Málaga/Spain. The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants…

Future Textiles Summit

Future Textiles is the name of a three-week long event focusing on collecting and communicating knowledge about smart textiles. The Future Textiles summit is hosted by the Knowledge Center for Smart Textiles at TEKO Design + Business, VIA University College, in Herning Denmark. During the summit, Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles organizes the exhibition ‘Pretty…

Intelligent Textiles Workshop

Just before the Smart Textiles Salon, the University of Ghent in cooperation with Plug and Wear and Systex organize a two part, three day workshop on Intelligent Textiles. Part I will equip the participant with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical insights in the field of intelligent textiles. The practical workshop, STS ToolTime, by Riccardo Marchesi…

Creative Technology Studies – Soft Circuitry weekend

The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has on their extensive list of workshops one that will be highly interesting for our smart (textile) readers: the Soft Circuitry workshop on Saturday April 2, 2011 and Sunday April 3, 2011 from 10:00am – 4:00pm Instructor of the Soft Circuitry workshop is Lara Grant who will start…

upcoming eTextile events

A number of eTextile and wearable technology events coming up, events that you don’t want to miss. Already tomorrow Thursday March 10th, Lynne Bruning is giving a lecturer titled ‘Introduction to eTextiles‘ at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, located at the Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Crossing the Atlantic, Riccardo Marchesi from…

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The sound of Fabric

Sometimes people ask me if there is a way to replace headphones with smart textiles, sound coming out of a hood or from the fabric around the shoulder areas, near the ears. What at first seems impossible is actually feasible with a bit of eTextile magic. Hannah, one of the most innovative personalities in the…

Sun power on the go for iPad

Voltaic Systems, the company that started the light-weight, flexible solar power integration into bags is soon offering a tablet case for iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other tablets hitting the market soon. Drawing on the experience Voltaic gained over the past years about solar power on the go, the Spark Tablet Case promises 1 hour…

Workshop – Where Electronics Meet Textiles

Back after a blogging break caused be work overload the past few weeks and a energetic start into 2011. The first blog entry for this year is the upcoming workshop ‘Where Electronics Meet Textiles‘ arranged by eTextile guru Lynne Bruning at Sparkfun headquarters. The two day workshop help on Saturday Jan 15th and Sunday Jan…

Job opportunity: PhD position for wearable technology

The Department of Industrial Design (ID) of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) is looking to fill a PhD position working on bridging smart textile design with interactive product design. This position is situated within the theme of Wearable Senses and the Designing Quality in Interaction group (DQI). The theme of Wearable Senses applies the mission…