Training Nitinol

I’ve been remaking the Sound Reactive Nightgown and trying to make the Nitinol react more effectively. So I’ve been researching methods to shape or train the Nitinol to ensure it maintains a determined shape. I’ve been experimenting with different diameters of Nitinol (aka Flexinol, memory alloy, muscle wire). I found that the thicker wire works […]

56 Days: I’m Still Here at TEDxDU

56 Days: I’m Still Here, will be exhibiting March 13, 2010 at the TEDxDU event at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado. TEDxDU website: http://www.du.edu/tedxdu/aboutTEDX.html 56 Days: I’m Still Here: A woman’s clothing restricts and shapes perceptions of her identity. This exhibition catalogs 56 days of performance, throughout which I examined […]

Dollar Store Electronics

I keep going to the dollar store to pick up cheap little electronic toys that chirp and beep. This one, a cell phone, I wanted to incorporate into the musical panties. But I’m not sure how to solder onto the board. I would usually solder wires here then attach conductive fabric and/or thread to make. […]

New Code: Sound Reactive Nightgown

I received some code from Kurt for the arduino that is similar to the code created for the Sound Reactive Nightgown: ////////////////////////////////////////////////// int ledPin = 13;                // LED connected to digital pin 13 int audPin = 0; int val = 0; void setup()                    // run once, when the sketch starts { pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);      // sets […]

Sound Reactive Garment

The nightgown reacts to high voice levels and was made as a result of the 56 day performance. The nightgown illustrates increased sensitivity within the relationship. The microphone, located near the left shoulder of the gown, requires a loud noise to trigger the garment. The gown will remained ‘stressed’ if activated frequently. The gown was […]