Basic instructions on how to assemble the sample package. Additional, more detailed interactions can be found in our instructables
EDIT: 20/3/2018 - I received a lot of specific questions while demoing and handing out sample-kits. I will be gradually updating these instructions to address these during the next days. Feel free to also e-mail me at paul dot strohmeier at gmail dot com.
Do you have all tools and materials?
Tools: Iron, Scissors Materials: 2x Dual sided bonding, Conductive Ripstop, Piezo Resistive fabric, Decorative cover, Calico backing
Iron Bonding on to Calico Backing and and Conductive Ripstop.
(Protect your ironing board and iron with extra wax paper)
Using the paper template we provided, cut the piezo resistive material and the conductive material to the desired shapes.
Remove Backing layers
Peel off the backing layer from the dual sided bonding.
Stack your layers,
(from left to right, bottom to top)
- Bonding (glue facing up) [Bottom]
- Conductive electrode (glue facing down)
- Piezo Resistive Fabric
- Conductive electrode (glue facing up)
- Decorative top layer
Iron it all together & cut them to shape. The ironing might compress the fabric, reducing the range of the piezo resistive fabric. you can bend it a couple of times and squish it in different directions to remove strain on the piezo resistive material to increase its dynamic range.
Connect it to two analog input pins of an Arduino (A0 and A1 in the example code) and upload the following code https://github.com/zPatch/zPatch.github.io/tree/master/ArduinoCode/fabricSensor
If you build this succesfully, let me know! If you don't, let me know so I can help: paul dot strohmeier at gmail dot com. If you make anything with this, I'd love to link to it, so let me know.