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  • Paper Switches

    Series of paper switches I designed for the second part of the e-luminated paper circuits workshop at SFCB. I used the Silhouette to pre-cut paper samples that students could use in the workshop to learn about some of the possibilities.The sampler as constructed by one of the class participants Spin switch Tab switch Push Switch…

  • Bananas of the World Unite

    The Banana sticker give away has now been declared officially over. Participation was fruitful, and prizes have been shipped smoothie. Congrapeulations to the prize winners! Sophie, queen of vegetable puns, was quick off the mark with her enthusiasm: Natalie points out the truth of the matter. But my all time favorite has to go to…

  • Interactive Accessories

    A few weeks ago I worked on a project with NuVu, a design school in Boston that is geared around multidisciplinary and collaborative projects. I was working with students in the “Interactive Fashion Studio”at ASB Mumbai, NuVu’s partner school in India. We started the week questioning what interactive means, and looking at how fashion can…

  • Book Club of California

    This week I had the pleasure to present some of my books at a public talk for the Book Club of California. The club, which has been in San Francisco for about 100 years, is on the 5th floor of a commercial building a stone’s throw away from Chinatown. Walking into the space is kind…

  • e-luminated books part 2

    This weekend we ran part 2 of the e-luminated books workshop at San Francisco Center for the book. This part was focused on interactivity -embedding sensors and switches into books, as wells as designing programs for the Attiny85. It was a lot of fun and will be happening again in June! If you haven’t taken…

  • The mighty music muff

    Yes oh yes they are rainbow ear-muff-phones that you see. Oh the joy of joys it is wonderful to experience the soft and colourful sensation of rainbow yarn whilst grooving to your favorite tunes. Rainbow yarn = 1 cheap plastic material = 0 They took about 4 months to build (off and on). When I…

  • Knitting Program: bitKNIT

    Almost 10 months ago to the day I started a blog called “Processing Processing”. I started it to document the process of learning the visual programming language, Processing. My first post, published on February 16th 2014, lists 10 reasons why I wanted to start to learn to program. Reasons like “because I like making stuff”,…

  • New (g)logo

    Oh yes, this new logo GLOWS! Made on the Silhouette Cameo at my favorite makerspace in San Fransisco. If you too are fed up of being a free advert for multinational corporation and fancy make your own please check out my instructable for instructions. Let it glow let it glow let it glow (feeling christmassy?)…

  • Circus-y disco e-luminated book

    Quite a long title for a tiny weeny book. This one was rather wonderful to make, and was programmed using a simple Arduino blinky pattern and the teeny-weeny-ATtiny. (so teeeeeeny) Here is the process: All the layers putting the pages together The lighting The control -including wonderful paper battery holder curtsy of Natalie Freed and…

  • Speakers

    I’ve been playing around with making speakers. Here are a few. I started teaching at Lick Wilmerding High School a month ago. On one of the courses we are making an amp, and to learn how speakers work we made paper speakers. Students made some really great ones and it was a lot of fun!…

  • Animated prints

    They Lay Beneath. The an animated print I am making at Mission Arts Cultural Center. Each animation is made from 18 separated prints of the same block.

  • Book binding with circuits

    Binding the book was no easy task. Originally, I had planned to bind using coptic technique which I had learned from one of the studio technicians when studying at Leeds College of Art. This would have worked by binding the book as usual, whilst also working the circuits into the back of each page with…

  • Craft Connects

    I am working on the Craft Connects residency in a library in Hampshire. The residency is all about connecting communities through craft, and I have been based at Farnborough Library (a colourful, bustling, learning space). I am making a giant pop-up book with different community groups. The book will be larger than life, have a…

  • Glove is in the Air

    Glove is in the Air…All you need is Glove…What’s Glove got to do with it?…Make Glove, not war…¬†OK, OK, I’ll stop (but I could ride this pun wave for days I tell you). This week we (myself and some creative friends) made stuff with odd gloves. It was simple. It was amazing. People arrived at…