Category: Learn

A Simple Voltage Divider Circuit

This tutorial details how to make a simple voltage divider circuit that can be used to measure input from physical variable resistance sensors such as flex sensors and pressure sensors. ...more

textile thermocouple concept

Tincuta, in collaboration with the Advanced Textile Research group at NTU, developed a concept for a textile temperature sensor based on thermocouple principles. This was linked to a larger idea, to develop sensors that signal their presence through their graphical design. ...more


As part of the project, the textile designers and computer science researchers developed a number of prototypes to demonstrate different modes of input and output with participants (analogue/digital; co-located, wi-fi enabled; gesture, touch, presence; light, movement). ...more

design and mental health literature review

In June, Rachel and Sarah presented at the Nottingham Trent University College research conference on the initial findings of our meta-literature review on design and mental health. ...more


Last week, I attended CHI2016 #chi4good in San Jose, California with David Brown, Michael Hibbert and Andrew Crooks. The workshop was especially good on ‘Method Stories’, with lots of inspirational researchers working to involve participants, often with mental health issues, sensory impairments and/or cognitive disabilities. ...more

final Future Workshop today

We have run the first two Future Workshops with stakeholders from Mind in Bassetlaw, East Midlands, including volunteers, managers, the Clinical Commissioning Group mental health lead, service coordinators and of course service users, and today embark on the final workshop, a call to action. ...more


The talks, exhibitions and publications by the Internet of Soft Things team have been blogged as we've gone along. Here we gather them together so you can find details more easily. ...more

Designing with Smart Textiles

The Internet of Soft Things project has contributed to material for a new book on Designing with Smart Textiles, published in June 2016 by Bloomsbury (see listing here). Ancillary tutorial material listed in the book will be available after publication on this and the associated publisher website. See also the longer integrated projects making a HUG ball and using a crochet stretch sensor. Save Save ...more

Photon Control of a MOSFET

This tutorial builds upon both the code base and circuitry as developed with the Particle.publish() and Particle.subscribe() example. This time around instead of registering a subscription that can be used to turn on or off an led we set one up to control a MOSFET. ...more

service design in mental health

An introduction to service design for the team meeting 7th October 2015 - pdf of slides: serviceDESIGN Yesterday myself, Rachel and Haley went to the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (emahsn) Mental Health Innovation Exchange. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were handing these out, which is the closest I've seen to service design tools in mental health. Save Save ...more