Surface pattern design goes technologic in the eTextile Lounge at this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire (the equivalent of Disneyland for crafty, creative, and science loving folks).
“E-Textiles,” also known as electronic textiles or smart textiles, are fabrics that enable computing, digital components, and electronics to be embedded in them. Crafty Maker Faire participants have added useful and fun twists to their designs.
Highlights of this year's event include a Wearable Tech Fashion Show at 1pm on Saturday, May 19th, and an Interactive Wearable Computing presentation on Sunday, May 20th, at 2:30pm. Click here to check out the rest of the 2012 eTextile Lounge event line-up.
Past showcases featured such novelties as a sound reactive illuminated dress, a map bag, LED beaded bangles, and, my personal favorite, the “Clap Off Bra!”
Have fun and get inspired!