[Blabber] wearables: talk about watch workshop

Guan Yang guan at yang.dk
Tue Apr 10 22:18:26 EDT 2012


Or we could put a capacitor with the correct capacitance in there.



On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 19:55 , SuperLuckyCat wrote:

> If I've got it right, the nib needs to have a connection to your body in order to activate the capacitive screen. Powered by human electricity! We live in the future.
> --Crystal
> 
> 
> 
> On Apr 10, 2012, at 7:27 PM, Daniel Packer wrote:
> 
> > Hi Crystal,
> > 
> > As far as I know (not based on my own experience, but based on some
> > online tutorials and forum threads I've read), any old conductive foam
> > will work as a capacitive stylus nib. You can get conductive foam
> > scraps from any place that uses lots of ICs, or you can order
> > protective foam/boxes online for a few bucks (search on Amazon).
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, what are the conductive pieces on the sides for?
> > 
> > DP
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Crystal Butler
> > <crystal at superluckycat.com (mailto:crystal at superluckycat.com)> wrote:
> > > Great, be in on Thursday.
> > > I'm still into trying to print my own capacitive stylus, if anyone has leads on getting a good conductive material that won't scratch the screen for the nib. Also will need something conductive set into the sides of the stylus body -- would the mini-mill be overkill?
> > > --Crystal
> > > 
> > > Sent from my iPad
> > > 
> > > On Apr 10, 2012, at 5:45 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com (mailto:rmd6502 at gmail.com)> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > No prob - let's try for Thursday. Good luck with your homework!
> > > > 
> > > > On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM, SuperLuckyCat
> > > > <crystal at superluckycat.com (mailto:crystal at superluckycat.com)> wrote:
> > > > > Hi, Rob, it looks like I can't make it by HM tonight -- I can come Thursday
> > > > > or Friday evening, though. Sorry for the last minute notice! I'm swamped
> > > > > with homework.
> > > > > I can be at the space by 6 p.m. either night, if that's compatible with your
> > > > > work schedule.
> > > > > --Crystal
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Apr 9, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Robert Diamond wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > Sounds good- It would be great to set up a sig!
> > > > > 
> > > > > sent from my non-ipad tablet
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Apr 9, 2012 8:01 AM, "SuperLuckyCat" <crystal at superluckycat.com (mailto:crystal at superluckycat.com)> wrote:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Hi Rob,
> > > > > > I can come by the space tomorrow night if you want to get together and
> > > > > > talk about your watch project. Let me know -- I can come any time from late
> > > > > > afternoon on.
> > > > > > --Crystal
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 1. Re: wearables (SuperLuckyCat)
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > From: SuperLuckyCat <crystal at superluckycat.com (mailto:crystal at superluckycat.com)>
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [Blabber] wearables
> > > > > > Date: April 1, 2012 4:39:43 PM EDT
> > > > > > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > Reply-To: Hack Manhattan! <blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)>
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Hi Rob --
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > My interest in wearables isn't too specific at the moment. I'm interested
> > > > > > in more practical applications (vs. just putting LEDs on stuff, although
> > > > > > that's fine too!), so I'd like to use the workshops as a tool to explore
> > > > > > what the most usable components and constructs are. They could also be a
> > > > > > great vehicle for finding out what kind of projects are of interest to
> > > > > > non-members. I love the idea of making clothing or accessories that can
> > > > > > interface with mobile devices or access WiFi networks, to act as simple
> > > > > > inputs for some specific (or small set of) purposes. Maybe some RFID as
> > > > > > well? I definitely need to do a little more research to see what's fun &
> > > > > > feasible.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > So maybe I can help with or just participate in the watch workshop if
> > > > > > you're doing that in May, and we can plan to do alternating or collaborative
> > > > > > workshops from there? Once I've got some time to dig into this all a little
> > > > > > more, I'd like to sit down with you and hear what kind of ideas you have. My
> > > > > > technical skill is at the beginner level with the tech stuff, so I may need
> > > > > > help there.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > --Crystal
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Hey Crystal,
> > > > > > I work about 5 blocks from HM, so can head over most days by 7, except
> > > > > > Wednesdays. I'd really like to do a watch workshop - I have the Arduino
> > > > > > watch pretty much already working, and a TI-based watch in planning that
> > > > > > will be able to pair with iPhones.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > For wearables, I'd like to experiment with capacitive switches - there are
> > > > > > chips to do it for you, but programming them isn't that hard either, so I
> > > > > > could certainly present both.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > What's your interest in wearable computing?
> > > > > > Rob D
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On Mar 29, 2012, at 8:34 PM, Crystal Butler wrote:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > So it sounds like I should coordinate with Robert on considering a
> > > > > > > workshop for May...Robert, when are you around? My idea is to start doing a
> > > > > > > monthly or bi-monthly thing after spring semester is over at school.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > I'm going to get the sewing machines in sooner if no one objects to me
> > > > > > > setting up in the back room -- otherwise we need to sort out moveable
> > > > > > > table(s).
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > --Crystal
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