We’ve brought our blog back so that we can show you how to take the projects further by using sensors, alternative microcontroller boards, materials, and programs.Read More
The projects in this book have sewing patterns, laser-cutter designs, 3D model files, and software program files available as downloads from the publisher’s website. Sewing patterns have a file extension of .pdf and can be printed on regular 8½ × 11-inch printer paper. Designs that can be cut and etched on a laser cutter have a file extension of .svg. These can be read with most laser-cutter software as well as 2D design software. The 3D model files have an extension of .stl. 3D design models are also available on Thingiverse and YouMagine, or you can have the models printed by Shapeways.
We were pleased to show our latest project at the 2016 MakeFashion Gala! The Mimic dresses are Chameleon dresses, changing colors in reaction to the environment. The dresses use sensors to measure object colors, changing the color of the dress through LED lights on motifs 3D printed on the fabric. The wearer of the garment controls the color through the use of color swatches.