PolySense

PolySense

PolySense Augmenting Textiles with Electrical Functionality using In-Situ Polymerization We present a method for enabling arbitrary textiles to sense pressure and deformation: In-situ polymerization supports the integration of piezo-resistive properties at the material level, preserving a textile’s haptic and mechanical characteristics. We demonstrate how to enhance a wide set of fabrics and yarns using only readily available tools. To further support customization by the designer, […]

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Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces

Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces

Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes Rapid prototyping of interactive textiles is still challenging, since manual skills, several processing steps, and expert knowledge are involved. We present Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces, a novel fabrication approach for empowering designers and makers to enhance fabrics with interactive functionalities. It builds on heat-activated adhesive materials consisting of smart textiles and printed electronics, which can […]

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Soft Inkjet Circuits

Soft Inkjet Circuits

Soft Inkjet Circuits Rapid Multi-Material Fabrication of Soft Circuits Using a Commodity Inkjet Printer Despite the increasing popularity of soft interactive devices, their fabrication remains complex and time consuming. We contribute a process for rapid do-it-yourself fabrication of soft circuits using a conventional desktop inkjet printer. It supports inkjet printing of circuits that are stretchable,ultra-thin,high resolution, and integrated with a wide variety of materials used […]

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Tactlets

Tactlets

Tactlets Adding Tactile Feedback to 3D Objects Using Custom Printed Controls Rapid prototyping of haptic output on 3D objects promises to enable a more widespread use of the tactile channel for ubiquitous, tangible, and wearable computing. Existing prototyping approaches, however, have limited tactile output capabilities, require advanced skills for design and fabrication, or are incompatible with curved object geometries. In this paper, we present a […]

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Multi-Touch Kit

Multi-Touch Kit

Multi-Touch Kit A Do-It-Yourself Technique for Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensing Using a Commodity Microcontroller Mutual capacitance-based multi-touch sensing is now a ubiquitous and high-fidelity input technology. However, due to the complexity of electrical and signal processing requirements, it remains very challenging to create interface prototypes with custom-designed multi-touch input surfaces. In this paper, we introduce the Multi-Touch Kit, a technique enabling electronics novices to rapidly prototype […]

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Capricate

Capricate

Capricate Click here to view the project page

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Flexibles

Flexibles

Flexibles Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens We introduce Flexibles: 3D-printed flexible tangibles that are deformation-aware and operate on capacitive touchscreens. Flexibles add expressive deformation input to interaction with on-screen tangibles. Based on different types of deformation mapping, we contribute a set of 3D-printable mechanisms that capture pressing, squeezing, and bending input with multiple levels of intensities. They can be integrated into 3D-printed objects with […]

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LASEC

LASEC

LASEC Instant Fabrication of Stretchable Circuits Using a Laser Cutter Stretchable interfaces are becoming increasingly relevant in interaction design. Thus far, however, we lack a technique for instantly fabricating stretchable interface prototypes. This paper introduces LASEC, the first technique for instant do-it-yourself fabrication of circuits with custom stretchability on a conventional laser cutter and in a single pass. The approach is based on integrated cutting […]

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ObjectSkin

ObjectSkin

ObjectSkin Augmenting Everyday Objects with Hydroprinted Touch Sensors and Displays Augmenting everyday objects with interactive input and output surfaces is a long-standing topic in ubiquitous computing and HCI research. Existing approaches, however, fail to leverage the objects’ full potential, particularly in highly curved organic geometries and in diverse visuo-haptic surface properties. We contribute ObjectSkin, a fabrication technique for adding conformal interactive surfaces to rigid and […]

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HotFlex: Post-print Customization of 3D Prints Using Embedded State Change

HotFlex: Post-print Customization of 3D Prints Using Embedded State Change

HotFlex Post-print Customization of 3D Prints Using Embedded State Change While 3D printing offers great design flexibility before the object is printed, it is very hard for end-users to customize a 3D-printed object to their specific needs after it is printed. We propose HotFlex: a new approach allowing precisely located parts of a 3D object to transition on demand from a solid into a deformable […]

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