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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 http://www.viraseres.com/nama to download the project's open source files and access the full description of the project.

INTRODUCTION:

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":


LIST OF MATERIALS & COMPONENTS:

- 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).

DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS:

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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Its amazing

motherprune2 months ago

Its sweet :)

cobbledbeard2 months ago

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!

mousepaper2 months ago

Extremely good

Thats sweet

GREAT

amazedgreen2 months ago

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

fastbobble2 months ago

Its wonderful

fastbobble2 months ago

Its wonderful

gorgeddamp2 months ago


Thats ideal...

clearedeager2 months ago

Thats very good

illrings2 months ago


Thats brilliant...

airbugger3 months ago

Thats incredibly good.


Calme...!!

headlymph3 months ago

great

tealrink3 months ago

GREAT

grousebandit3 months ago


Thats incredibly good...

harechubby3 months ago

great

jiffymanager3 months ago

good

calmlunch4 months ago

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spewlocks4 months ago

great

clapfilk4 months ago

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spongeraffle4 months ago

Its tremendous :)

workexaminer4 months ago


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clickyummy5 months ago

nice

Mariska Botha11 months ago
Very Impressed.
BunnyRoger11 months ago
Really interesting. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Amanda Culbert11 months ago
Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!
MAApleton11 months 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! [=