Picture of Nama Instrument 1.0
A motion sensing soft-circuit interface. The following instructable will guide you through the construction of your own personalized Nama Instrument. I'd love to hear some feedback. Hope you like it and it serves you somehow! : )

Access to download the project's open source files and access the full description of the project.


Nama Instrument is an open source hybridized textile interface that can transmit its own movement through serial data. A relational object that has open usage and ending, as it is able to be freely folded, twisted, tightened, and manipulated to generate real time open-data that can be transformed into audiovisual outputs, digital controllers, or any kind of ending the designer would like it to have. The central point underlining the instrument is the capacity of touching a possible virtual materiality to gather data to a digital system.

All of it is open source, free, and highly customizable. Using mainly a Lilypad Arduino sewed with conductive thread to accelerometers on a fabric support, it is possible to map the movement at several spots of the interface at a time. The following video should demonstrate how it works in general, as well as its possibilities:

Check also this video with a preview of the interface "in action":


- 1 LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board.
- 5 LilyPad Accelerometers ADXL335.
- 1 LilyPad Xbee.
- LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V.
- LilyPad LiPower.
- 2 XBee 1mW Chip Antenna - Series 1.
- XBee Explorer USB.
- Polymer Lithium Ion Battery (LiPo) - 1000mAh (good up to 8h running).
- LiPo Charger Basic - Micro-USB.
- Conductive Thread - 234/34 4ply.
- Needle set.
- Fabric of your choice.
* Thin wire + solder (optional).
* Textile glue + mounting tape (optional).


Instrument 1.0: software bundle.
Arduino (.INO) files required to set up the Instrument, along with a Processing sketch (.PDE) created to receive and filter the data and a Fritzing (.FZZ) technical schematic of the interface.
Used versions: Processing 1.5 and Arduino IDE 1.0.1.

- Instrument 1.0: technical specifications & DIY guide.
A document containing a description, schematics construction and a step-by-step tutorial to build your own Instrument.
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paverphalange3 months ago

Its amazing

motherprune4 months ago

Its sweet :)

cobbledbeard4 months ago

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!

mousepaper4 months ago

Extremely good

Thats sweet


amazedgreen4 months ago

thanks man i put a lot of wok on this guy.

fastbobble4 months ago

Its wonderful

fastbobble4 months ago

Its wonderful

gorgeddamp4 months ago

Thats ideal...

clearedeager4 months ago

Thats very good

illrings4 months ago

Thats brilliant...

airbugger5 months ago

Thats incredibly good.


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grousebandit5 months ago

Thats incredibly good...

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spongeraffle6 months ago

Its tremendous :)

workexaminer6 months ago

Its calme

clickyummy7 months ago


Very Impressed.
BunnyRoger1 year ago
Really interesting. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!
MAApleton1 year ago
Really impressive. Thank you for sharing.
hilukasz1 year ago
Instrument 1.0: technical specifications & DIY guide link is broken.
lgguts (author)  hilukasz1 year ago
Wow! That's odd. Thanks for the warning, I just corrected it, now it's ok!
hilukasz1 year ago
Brilliant! I was working on something very similar. Great job!
lgguts (author)  hilukasz1 year ago
Thank you a lot hillukasz! I'm looking forward on seeing you project as well! [=