QR Code Bomber Jacket / The Maskerade Continues

The QR Code on the back of my jacket goes to my website.

People scan me while I walk down the street.

I made masks to have fun while taking public transportation while people stare at me… some laugh, others come up to me and start a conversations, others ignore… It’s fun, I feel like a superhero when wearing it.

To know more about its significance and / or to buy one, go to my website: WILLPOWER FLOW


200910 - Finger Bend Sensor

Finger Bend Sensor

Test bend sensor for finger to control LED Light.

Inspired by the sheath bend sensor by KOBAKANT

Description: This swatch is made for the finger to insert, in order to capture its bending data.

Materials/Tools: Stretch Conductive Fabric, Copper Thread, (Purple) Stretch Jersey Fabric, non-conductive fabric, non-conductive thread.


How to make it:

  1. Place the stretch jersey fabric on the table at a length of your finger from the knuckle to the beginning of your nail and width of 20 cm longer then its circumference.
  2. Cut a piece of stretchy conductive fabric which will fit on top of your knuckle.
  3. Place conductive thread (20 cm longer then stretch jersey) on top of the stretch jersey, in the middle of it, where your knuckle will be.
  4. Place the stretchy conductive fabric on top of it. (please view image below as a reference. click/tap them to make them bigger).
  5. Sew the conductive stretch fabric onto the stretch jersey with the conductive thread in between them like a sandwich. The conductive threads do not touch. They are parallel to one another, at the inner vertical extremes of the conductive stretch fabric. (please view image below as a reference. click/tap them to make them bigger). Make sure you encapsulate both conductive thread lines to prevent them from touching by sewing an additional line of thread in between them, towards the center of the conductive stretch fabric.
  6. Close the stretch jersey to the size of your finger with a line of thread.


200315 – Sensors to make music

200315 – Sensors to make music

Testing different ways of triggering sounds:

  1. Copper Button
  2. Capacitive Touch
  3. Bend
  4. Gyro / Acceleration

Microcontroller: Teensy 3.2

Coding in Arduino

Music Software: Ableton Live


191224 - Light Arms

191224 - Light Arms

Light Arms activated. I push a ‘soft button’ to change the colors and trigger animations of the addressable LED, whose light is contained and traveling through a 2mm fiber optic cable…


Video above > A few weeks ago I wore and introduced my ‘Arm Lights’ while making live beats at Elektro Open Stage in Berlin.


190630 - Multi-Touchpad Playing Synth !

190630 - Multi-Touchpad Playing Synth !

I was able to generate sounds by touching / tapping / pressing each one of the touchpads.

View images below to see how the Paper Touchpad was made.

Tools: Arduino & openFrameworks

Challenge: Drum sounds created noise whereas the synth wav worked beautifully.

Fixed ! with an ‘if’ statement in openFrameworks, saying that ‘if the value is smaller then the current threshold && bigger then the previous && the current file is loaded, do not play !

Inspired by KOBAKANT

teensy MIDI instrument

190611 - Apples MIDI Instrument

190611 - Apples MIDI Instrument

I’m playing sounds by touching apples. My first MIDI instrument thanks to my friend Khan who sent me this tutorial > http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2017/05/teensy-36-basics-touchread.html

I’m learning how to use MIDI with a Teensy microcontroller and Arduino to make a digital instrument.

2 bend sensors analog read arduino etextiles

190524 - Bend Sensor + Multi-Touchpad Read In Arduino and Visualized in openFrameworks

190524 - Bend Sensor Read In Arduino and Visualized in openFrameworks

2 Bend Sensors being visualized.

Reading serial in oF via ofxSimpleSerial to read both separate inputs.

In Arduino, I’m using the INPUT_PULLUP in order to use the internal 20k ohm resistor as a voltage divider.

A0 + A1 as analog pins for both sensors and the other Ground pins for the other side with the alligator clips.

I learned about creating matrices during Make Your Own Multi-Touchpad Workshop.

We read the serial values using vvvv, a commercial toolkit for visual programming, as well as Processing, a JAVA based language.

Since openFrameworks is my tool of choice, I used it to write an app to visualize Multi-Touchpads.

190321 - Light Vest - Process of sewing

eTextile sewing for Light Vest

Sewing the textile enclosure for the fiber optic which to carry the lulu ‘s light.

You can see the copper conductive thread sewed as well.

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voltage divider

190317 - Voltage Divider - Bend Sensor controls LEDs

190317 - Voltage Divider > Sensor to control LEDs

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The player above has 2 videos:

They show the tests of the bend sensor affecting the red led.

The first video uses a Flora board by adafruit.

In the second one, I am testing the ATtiny85 which ended up being the chosen microcontroller.

The sketchbook notes shows how the Voltage Divider works.

It ables me to turn the ohm changes from the sensor into voltage for analog reading by the microcontroller.

bend sensor

190316 - eTextile Bend Sensor


The process of making an eTextile Bend Sensor.

Conductive thread and fabric are used to capture the change in ohms from the bending.

Learned from KOBAKANT

190313 ATtiny85 to light LEDs


ATtiny AVR programmer by Sparkfun / ATtiny85 lighting up 2 LEDs from 2 different pins for the lulu as part of the KOBA Wicked Winterschool.