Plug-and-Wear: One-stop-shop for eTextile crafters

Plug-and-Wear, a one-stop-shop offering materials and components specifically targeted to eTextile creators has opened it’s shopping doors. Plug-and-Wear is the brain child of Riccardo Marchesi, Managing Director of InnTex, an Italian based textiles and textiles machinery company with 55+ years experience in the textile industry. The aim of Plug-and-Wear is to provide a place where…

e-Textile programming with light: Aniomagic Button-schemer

Nwanua Elumeze from Aniomagic keeps on amazing me with extraordinary smart and simple e-textile components. The newest addition to the e-textile treasure chest: Button-schemer, an ambient program reader the size of a nickel which is programmable with specially timed flashes of light. Hold it in front of your computer screen, PDA, iPod Touch or iPhone,…

Music Bear iPod Speaker

Japanese love to make everything cute so it is no surprise that softening conventional technology is getting it’s share of cute products. I like how Japanese using technology in such playful and fun way. The Music Bear iPod Speaker is such an example. Is it a high end speaker system? Properly not. Is it a…

Fashion Geek book launch

The wait is over, Diana Eng invites to her book launch party with Haute Tech fashion show tomorrow, March 19, in NYC. Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories Tech is shipping now, get your copy and indulge into the many projects the content table of the book lists like ‘Get-the-Message Bag’, ‘Light-up Petal Purse’, ‘Headphone Hoodie’, ‘Lightning…

e-textile DIY – tilt sensing bracelet

Hannah Perner-Wilson added a cute little DIY project to her growing Instructables collection: the Fabric & Bead Tilt Sensing Bracelet. What does the bracelet do? It is decorated with six conductive fabric petals and a thread of beads with a metal bead at the end. Designed to make (electrical) contact when the metal bead is…