Moral dilemma…

Lately I’ve been interested in e-textiles and fabric sensor technology. For an example of something I find infinitely fascinating, take a look at this DIY fabric bend sensor. (Via talk2myshirt, the best named blog evar.) In that project, many of the conductive textile materials were originally designed (or at least marketed) for electrostatic/electromagnetic shielding applications. Hannah Perner-Wilson, who invented this bend sensor, recommends... Read More

Soft RFID tags and cuddly plushies

This week a new power tool arrived on my desk: How did this happen? It was actually kind of complicated… Months ago, Scott and I dreamed of an automated kegerator. For the workplace, naturally. We’d need some way to hand out credits that coworkers could use in order to dispense beer, so we’d need a way to identify people or otherwise store these credits. We could use some kind of “credit card”, but that’s so last... Read More