TitleApplication of new Fiber and Malleable Materials for Agile Development of Augmented Instruments and Controllers
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFreed, A
Conference NameNIME 2008
KeywordsAgile, augmented, Conductive, Development,, fabric,, heatshrink, instruments, Piezoresistive, Prototyping,, Rapid, tubing,

The paper introduces new fiber and malleable materials including piezoresistive fabric, conductive heat-shrink tubing and shows techniques and examples of how they may be used for rapid prototyping and agile develop of musical instrument controllers. New implementations of well-known designs are covered as well as enhancement of existing controllers. Finally two new controllers are introduced that are made possible by these recently available new materials and construction techniques