Posts Tagged ‘new textiles’

Bahut Busy & DUSP: The Movie!!

My day starts earlier than usual this morning as I have an early meeting with one of my favorite professors, Patrick Winston…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Outside looks so lovely! Early morning light and evening light are really perfect for photography..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Everything looks and smells so fresh and clean…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Comforting shadows…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

I am meeting prof in Stata, but I have to go to my office first…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

STATA! She is really a beauty!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

She glistens in the early morning sun…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Racing by.. hence the blur..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

I have yet to take proper photos of all of Stata… I will try to soon.

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

My it’s a gorgeous day!! I arrive at my office, drop some stuff off and head back to Stata.

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Going to park my bike…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Inside Stata..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

There were vendors selling craft on this day/ morning…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Someone did a hanging sculpture of cups I notice as I pass by…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

The natural light in this building is A+. Public spaces, circulation spaces and offices get a wealth of natural light… Most users of Stata really like how the space and the building works…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Lobby off of Main St. & Vassar…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Skylight above.. just one of many…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Light!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

After my meeting I head back to my office.. I have class in a couple minutes…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

As I get to the lobby of my building I see my friend NJ. He is heading back to Korea for a bit, but will be back. He is a very nice and helpful person.. Looking forward to hanging with him when he returns…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

After my class I meet my main man Tom.. yet another brother from another mother.. Tom is probably 6′-6″.. I am not exactly sure.. but he is TALL! He is one of my best friends here at MIT because he has my back, as I have his…He’s just great to talk and laugh with… he has the coolest tattoos too… We are walking to get lunch along Mass Ave… In this photo I am looking back toward MIT…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

We have lunch at a new Mexican place Tom’s friend recommends… We both have burritos..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

TOM!!!!!! Love ya man!

So after lunch I go to the library to do some intense work on papers and finals… I focus better in the library… At 5:30 pm, DUSP (Dept of Urban Studies) would be showing a movie they made.. I am here early and can’t wait to see it.. A lot of my friends are in it and were involved in making it.. Some of the people I have come to know and love in the DUSP class 2012 are some of the best people I have met here at MIT… They are “human”, funny, conscious, and aware of the things that matter (to me at least).

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

People slowly coming in after classes, presentations, etc for the movie premiere..

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

My friend and fellow “How to Make” buddy, Albert. Another awesome person… Many persons think I am in DUSP.. LOL.. Albert and others sometimes have to break the news that I am not .. LOL.. I am a DUSPer in my heart though…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Settling in…

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Ok.. let’s begin! We’re all excited!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Go!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

Laughter galore throughout the movie. Professor Ezra Glenn was one of my favorite characters! He was a whoot! Everyone was great!! Everyone!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

…and the crowd goes wild!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

architect, artist, design & computation, document a day, illustrator, MIT, photo journal, photography,   thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, digital fabrication, pavilion, new textiles, ruled surfaces, string   sculptures, yarn, liquid plastic, DUSP, DUSP Movie, Stata center, Stata, CSAIL,

What do I do when you guys leave? Wish you all the best as you journey on to great beginnings! After the movie I head back to my room.. gonna be a long night!

Click here for DUSP: The Movie>>>

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Hi all… I haven’t forgotten you… as time and material permits, I will continue to share what I do/ learn with you… Thanks for your continued support. The weather is getting nicer and I look forward to summer!

This is my assignment for my New Textiles class with Leah Buechley here at MIT. Our assignment was to: “Write a program, or modify an existing program, to create a two dimensional pattern and use a laser cutter to turn it into a sheet of lace. You are also welcome to then incorporate the lace into a larger design.” My main objective was to try to familiarize myself and learn more about Processing, and Grasshopper as computational tools to generate my designs.

In my first experiment, I wanted to get a dispersion effect with shapes and Grasshopper would be the tool.

Image of Rhino display of Grasshopper program using a point as an attractor

Grasshopper program that produced the design shown above in Rhino

Lace Pattern produced using the layout of the circles.

I made those circles that were unattached (not touching other circles) those that I would cut out of the paper.

My second experiment with Grasshopper involved generating a pattern of circles by relating the radii of circles to an image. Where the pixel is dark, the circle will be small dark pixel, and where bright, the circle will be large.

Image of micro-organisms as the generator of the pattern

Rhino visualization of the image generated program

Grasshopper program that generated the design above

I applied the same rule and allowed circles that were not touching other circles to cut through the material.

After experimenting with Grasshopper, I went on to Processing. I edited programs we were given for some awesome Voronoi diagrams. I experimented with several changes in the program but am only able to put a few of them here.. I must say this though..

I would like to thank Lin Lin for going over with me again the procedure for editing the pdf file in Adobe Illustrator. Click here for notes on How to edit your file in Illustrator, AND on how to export to a .dwg file sans a million hatches.

Voronoi Pattern

Pattern after Laser cutting

My fourth lace cut is shown below….

vernelle noel, thinking insomniac

Design

Design after cutting

Have a great day and week!

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I know I haven’t posted in a while.. I have some sketches waiting to be colored before posting..  The semester has started and I wanted to share with you one of my projects for a course I am doing, New Textiles with Leah Buechley at the Media Lab at MIT. Our assignment was to “create a soft, flexible, textile-based sensor and embed it in an Arduino project.” Below is my concept and design…

Concept – The KNight Riders’ Glove
My mode of transportation in Cambridge is the bicycle and I wanted to make something that I could use while riding. I designed a glove that riders can use as an indicator when turning (or more) when riding at night. The LEDs on my glove will **FLASH** when the sensor in the palm of my hand is squeezed. Ideally, you will have two gloves, one for each hand.

KNight Riders’ Glove

Materials:

KNight Riders' Glove

  1. Felt
  2. Velostat – a carbon impregnated black polyethylene film that is electrically conductive
  3. Conductive thread
  4. Snaps
  5. Conductive fabric
  6. Multimeter
  7. Alligator clips

How to make the sensor
Cut a piece of felt so that they fit nicely in the palm of your hand. Cut them with little “ears” so that snaps can be attached to them. Iron piece of conductive fabric on the “ear” end of the felt. Attach snap onto the “ear” so that it goes through the conductive fabric. Sew conductive thread from one side of the felt to the other. Ensure that the conductive thread holds securely to the conductive fabric on the “ear.” Repeat this process on the other piece of felt.

Take a piece of velostat and place between the two felt constructions we just made. The snaps secure the two pieces of felt together. We now have a sandwich with the bread as the felt, and the filling, the velostat.

SensorFelt with conductive thread, conductive fabric and snaps

Resistive SensorsFelt with conductive thread, conductive fabric and snaps

Sensor

Felt with velostat between

Sensor

Velostat placed on one of the felt pieces

Sensor

Place other felt swatch on the other (on the velostat)

SensorCompleted resistive sensor with velostat between

Testing resistance of the sensor
Place tips of the multimeter on the “ears” of the felt construction. Be sure to turn your multimeter dial to Ohm for reading resistance. With the tips on the “ears,” press the sensor and note the change/ reduction of the resistance on your multimeter.

Testing sensor

Serial Monitor readings

Constructing the KNight Rider glove
I retrofitted an existing glove to make my Knight Riders’ glove. I examined the glove and decided where I wanted to place my LEDs so that when I make a fist (to squeeze my sensor), the LEDs light up. I will be placing my sensor in the palm of my hand.

Testing electronics and programming of circuit and Lilipad Arduino

KNight Rider Glove circuit diagram, vernelle noel, new textiles, MIT, arduino, electronics

Testing on/off program written in Arduino

Testing Flashing program

KNight Riders' Glove

Stitching of sensor into palm of glove

KNight Riders' Glove - when sensor is not pressed

KNight Riders’ Glove – when sensor is not pressed

KNight Riders' Glove - when sensor is pressed

KNight Riders’ Glove – when sensor is pressed

KNight Riders’ Glove

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