Zipometer Tek-Tiles Swatch
The Zipometer was one of the basic tiles developed, in it's simplest description it is a zipper that acts as a potentiometer. Think of it as a light dimmer. In the case of embedding this into textiles, Zipometer could be used, as in the swatch below, to have a light change colors within the garment, but also has the potential to activate and regulate heating fibers within a garment, or control the volume on your headphones. The final circuit to the LED light was knit into the left panel of the swatch. See process shots below for more details into the process.
Making the Tek-Tile Hangers
Alexia designed and produced the first generation of the Tek-Tile hangers. This was done in tandem with the team in charge of the custom PCB you see in the picture below. It was important to contain all the electronic elements, while keeping the hanger as slim and elegant as possible.