Dynamic Textile

Dynamic Textile
Due Date April 22nd for swatch and accompanying documentation


Design a dynamic textile that changes colors using thermochromic pigments and heating elements. This is your time to go crazy with materials and to get to know electronics better. The look and style of the swatch is up to you, futurist and sci-fi influence recommended. Inspirational articles and images will be posted on the class website.

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6” x 6” fabric swatch

Switches must be made from soft conductive materials, no wires and no breadboard.

Circuit must include:

2 x switches

2 x heating elements

2 x TIP120 transistors

Follow the exercise for Class 8 to build a circuit for 1 heating element


Examples of heating elements:

Conductive thread, conductive fabric, copper foil, nichrome