From the textile development perspective there will be the following products we are aimed at in the EduWear project:
An „experimental kit“ for circuits and programming were the children get the first hands-on experiences with electronics or programming and gain a basic understanding before working on their individual projects. There will be an electronic circuit the children can change by putting patches onto it or by closing gaps using textile technologies like sewing and a read-made circuit were children can practice programming.
The kit will also provide textile sensors and actuators. As first example we will have a pressure sensitive switch, stretch sensitive woven fabric, and a regular textile switch. For actuators we are aiming at a thermo chromic display that is pre-produced and children apply their own pattern by stenciling, painting or gluing their designs onto it. This textile in- and outputs will be supported by standard electronic components like light sensors.
An easy to use textile patch were the controller sits on as well as easy-to-connect patches with the sensors and actuators. These patches will be also used in the experimental kit. Take a look at