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 http://www.viraseres.com/nama 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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thermallyme2 months ago


yieldlymph8 months ago


Its amazing

Its sweet :)

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!!

mousepaper1 year ago

Extremely good

Thats sweet


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

fastbobble1 year ago

Its wonderful

fastbobble1 year ago

Its wonderful

gorgeddamp1 year ago

Thats ideal...

Thats very good

illrings1 year ago

Thats brilliant...

airbugger1 year ago

Thats incredibly good.


headlymph1 year ago


tealrink1 year ago


Thats incredibly good...

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spewlocks1 year ago


clapfilk1 year ago



Its tremendous :)

Its calme

clickyummy1 year 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.
hilukasz2 years ago
Instrument 1.0: technical specifications & DIY guide link is broken.
lgguts (author)  hilukasz2 years ago
Wow! That's odd. Thanks for the warning, I just corrected it, now it's ok!
hilukasz2 years ago
Brilliant! I was working on something very similar. Great job!
lgguts (author)  hilukasz2 years ago
Thank you a lot hillukasz! I'm looking forward on seeing you project as well! [=