Intro to Textile Game Controllers

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Come create alternative controllers with textiles and electronics!

We’ve partnered with the Social Body Lab to bring you a workshop on electronic textiles and games!


Want to make a game controller that can be squished, stretched, stroked, or smooshed? This workshop will go through the basics of how to use electronic textiles (soft conductive and resistive materials) in combination with Arduino to create bespoke alternative controllers. We will introduce a number of exciting techno materials and show how they can be used to create game buttons and alternative game interactions.

There is no prerequisite knowledge of electronics, textiles or arduino.


Kate Hartman and Yiyi Shao

Social Body Lab (SBL) is a research, design, and prototyping group that focuses on the development of body-centric technologies in the social context, often specifically employing innovative and non-traditional approaches to electronics practices. Social Body Lab has an established practice of creating DIY (do-it-yourself) materials to encourage creative and critical engagement in the production of wearable electronics and electronic textile projects.

What to Bring

A laptop with Arduino and Processing installed.


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