One-directional fold sensor

  • One-directional fold sensor
  • One-directional fold sensor closed

Description

Pleats with separated conductive columns that make contact when closed and separated when open, like a curtain. The horizontal connections between the columns are floats that can be cut away after knitting.

Instruction:

1

Set up the knitting machine according to the needle diagram for position A for a basic 1-1 rib with all needles. Make sure the double bed is shifted in relation to the main bed, so that the needles from both beds will not collide.

2

Knit ten rows with the carriage in basic position A.

3

Conductive yarn is threading through P in the main carriage.

4

Set the carriage in position B.

5

Transfer the needles from secondary to main bed with the transfer tool as in the knit diagram below. You can make as many folds as you need by repeating the needle pattern.

6

Push the empty needles back to position A. The conductive thread just runs on the ribbing attachment and leaves floats where only the needles on the main bed are active.

7

After knitting, remove the fabric from the machine and cut the floats. To make the folds more visible, it might help to steam or iron the knitted fabric into shape.

Information

18. December 2013

Sara Diaz Rodriguez

2013

www.design-research-lab.org/?projects=eit-ict-connected-textiles-services-and-integration

highly conductive and not too expensive yarn, normal wool

double bed knitting machine, double bed stitch transfer tool, scissors

Tags:

Switch Input Knitting Digital inputs

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