The designers for the MakeFashion fashion show and the public workshops will utilize a number of materials.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Electro Luminescent wire and Tape
The most basic micro-controllers allow for sensor input and trigger effects like fade, blink or twinkle. Programming them can be as simple as selecting menu items from a drop down list on your iphone, then pointing it at your micro-controller.
- the light source can be small
- if you want multiple colours you have to have multiple light sources
- the design has to account for each fibre running the entire length back to the light source
Examples of pieces using LED lights, Fibre optics, and EL Wire