Demonstrating a Modular Construction Toolkit for Interactive Textile ApplicationsEmil Woop; Esther Zahn; Rahel Flechtner; Gesche Joost
In: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI-2020), Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, October 25-29, online, ISBN 78-1-4503-7579-5/20/10, ACM, 2020.
We present a toolkit for the DIY production of interactive textile prototypes and smart fashion. The toolkit is easily accessible and requires only an iron for implementation. The key to our approach is the use of flexible PCBs and textile conductor paths fused together by a heat-activated adhesive in a single process step. The toolkit offers a variety of applications, such as the realization of prototypes, the production of small series, applications in the DIY community and within the field of digital education. In the following, we present our technology and provide insights into the application of the toolkit.