4 - Make a One Bit Textile

4. Make a One Bit Textile #

Wrap the magnet wire provided in class about 200 times around a pencil or pen, leaving each end of the wire loose, about 12" long. Gently pull the coil off of the pen and use a piece of thread to tie the coil together. You have just created an electromagnetic coil. Repeat this process so you have 2 coils.

Your weekly this week will focus on how you might integrate these coils into your weaving using supplemental weft techniques. Make at least 2 swatches, each which integrates the coil using a different technique. Your weekly should focus on experimentation integrating the coils: Consider how you can make the traces of the coil easy to connect to, how they can be decorative, or how they can be entirely hidden while secure to the cloth. Cut and finish your swatches and bring them to class.

When you bring your swatches to class, we will show how they can be used to create a 1-bit flipping switch.