Jennifer Rieker

Product Designer based in Munich

Craft & Make

"Craft & Make" is a concept to communicate and foster innovations in the textile industry. The core of the concept are experimentation kits, which combine traditional crafting techniques, like stitching and knitting with innovative materials and technologies.

1 - The kit for beginners is the "Touchpad Glove Kit". 1 The Touchpad Glove DIY-Kit contains conductive yarn, a needle and instructions to make your favorite gloves work with touch-screens. Most smartphones or tablet computers work with capacitive screens. They only react when you touch them with your bare finger. It doesn’t work, when you wear gloves because your conductive finger is too isolated from the surface. With the help of conductive yarn, which is plated with silver, you can overcome this barrier and provide a connection between touchscreen and skin. Why not make an innovative product yourself?

My startup project CRAFTIMOKO DIY-KITS is based on the "Craft & Make" concept.

Jennifer Rieker / Bauhaus University Weimar / 6 months / 2011

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