A capacitive sensing wearable prototype with four embroidered sensors that trigger an interactive soundscape.
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spaceJacket

A capacitive sensing wearable prototype with four embroidered sensors that trigger an interactive soundscape.

Embroidery patterns have always been associated with symbols that decorate everyday life and create narratives of the world that surrounds us. This project proposes the construction of a capacitive sensing wearable with four embroidered sensors and attempts a “naive” representation of the Chronology of the Universe according to the Big Bang Expansion, through the creation and sonification of four of its different phases: the birth of sub-atomic particles, the creation of matter, the formation of galaxies and planets and the actual metric expansion of the known universe. The copper thread sensors trigger an interactive soundscape of chaotic and stochastic sound generators.

This wearable was developed during the E-Textiles Live Lab at Schmiede Festival in Hallein, Austria, organized by Kobakant.

The first sonic experiments were conducted with the valuable help of Stratos Bichakis. The sonic part is still under development. Many thanx to Nikolas Psaroudakis for helping out with the Processing OSC code!

Circuit:

  • a LilyPad Arduino
  • four capacitive sensors embroidered with copper thread
  • four 3.3 M Ohms resistors

Software: Arduino, Processing, SuperCollider

Schematics to be uploaded soon...