This exhibit will show how yarn is spun and woven into fabric. Attendees may weave using a handheld shuttle with RFID tag. Each "pass" of the shuttle will be communicated to a particle photon (similar to Arduino and Raspberry Pi with IoT functionality built in) and uploaded to the web. The count will be viewable on a monitor. Examples of spun yarn, plied yarn from the 2016 exhibit and fabric woven at the 2015 exhibit will be on display. With the Valencia Embedded Computing exhibit (side by side), there will be an example of how sensors can be attached to the fabric and demonstrated with a hand puppet, how to get started with embedded computing, etc.
We mostly spin yarn from fiber, but we also knit and weave. We include new tools (EL wire, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, particle photon, RFID tags, sensors, LEDs, etc.) with traditional techniques to make e-textiles.