Application of new Fiber and Malleable Materials for Agile Development of Augmented Instruments and Controllers

Freed, Adrian

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The paper introduces new fiber and malleable materials,including piezoresistive fabric and conductive heat-shrinktubing, and shows techniques and examples of how they maybe used for rapid prototyping and agile development of musicalinstrument controllers. New implementations of well-knowndesigns are covered as well as enhancements of existingcontrollers. Finally, two new controllers are introduced that aremade possible by these recently available materials andconstruction techniques.