WEARABLE FUTURES LAB (WFL)

DAAP-room 6455

Due to Covid19, lab capacity is limited. Please view the schedule and sign up for a time slot.

Contains specialty machinery, tools and software for developing tech-enabled fashion. Review the list of available equipment below. If you need training, please follow the steps on the Sign-up + Training page.

EQUIPMENT

WACOM CINTIQ PRO COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

5 Wacom Cintiq Pro computer workstations allow for easy digital drawing. Each computer workstation is equipped with specialized apparel and textile design software. You can check out a Pro Pen (stylus) from a Lab team member by filling out the checkout form and return it to a lab team member.


Using the Cintiqs

CALCOMP PATTERN DIGITIZATION TABLET

The CalComp Roll-Up digitizer is used to digitize physical patterns. Digitized patterns can be digitall modified, graded into multiple sizes, exported as true-to-scale shapes for pattern engineering and pattern plotting.

Using the Digitizer

VELOCITY PATTERN PLOTTER/CUTTER

Plot and cut your digital patterns with the Velocity pattern plotter. The plotter measures the paper for your pattern, print it, and cut out automatically. Plotting/cutting cost is $0.25 per linear inch (max width 49" wide)

Using the Plotter/Cutter

ALVANON HALF-SCALE + FULL SCALE DRESSFORMS

12 half-scale, and 2 full-scale Missy Curvy size 6 Alvaforms are available for use in the FTC. Alvanon performs scan studies around the world using various 3D body scanning methods focusing not only on size but body shapes.


Using the Alvaforms

WE_Brochure_web_GB.pdf

LINK to Instruction Manual

WELLER SOLDERING PROTOTYPING STATIONS

Two soldering irons and workstations are available to students for connecting wearable electronic components and other fine metalwork. Training is required.


Using Soldering Tools

SOFTWARE

CLO 3D

CLO software is available on the computer workstations in the WFL labs. Licenses are limited.


Using CLO

OPTITEX 2D DIGITAL PATTERN DESIGN + 3D

Optitex PDS19 is a digital pattern design software with 3D virtual fit features. The software offers complete design, rendering, fabric mapping, pattern size grading and marker layout features, as well as 3D virtual runway options for presentation of final work. This software is available on the computer workstations in the WFL labs. and by remote access from your home computer.


Using PDS19 + Training Information

ALVA VIRTUAL FORM

The Alva Virtual form is a digital representation of the Alvaforms. This can be used with 3D modeling software for fitting patterns developed using the Alva half scale forms or to be fit to the Full-scale Alvaform. Garment designs are fitted on the Virtual AlvaForms, manipulated and edited in 3D design environments, and shared across the supply chain as initial prototypes before developing actual physical samples.


Using the Alvaforms

LECTRA KALEDO TEXTILE DESIGN SUITE SOFTWARES

Lectra Kaledo Textile Design Suite includes software for Print and pattern design and color reduction and print development, knit fabric development and 3D digital panel simulation, 3D woven digital panel design and simulation and styling software for laying out lookbooks with garment print fills and colorways.


Using the Kaledo Software


ARTISTIC DIGITIZER EMBROIDERY DESIGN SOFTWARE

The Artistic Digitizer software is used to convert your vector based artwork or in to stitches or start from scratch to create embroidery design files that the embroidery machines can process. The software has the ability to create color separations, you can modify the stitch type, density, create realistic 3D digital renderings of your embroidery designs and prepare your files for stitching.


Using Artistic Digitizer Software

ARDUINO IDE, PROCESSING + FRITZING

Programming software is available for writing, editing and uploading and testing code to your microprocessing board.


Learn more about programming for wearables

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE MASTER COLLECTION

Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Lightroom


Using Adobe Creative Suite

CRICUT DESIGN SPACE


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


  • Conference table and meeting space

  • Magnetic, portable dry-erase boards (available for checkout)

  • Misc. conductive and reactive materials

  • Panoramic LCD screen display

  • Misc. Electronic tools components

  • 5 Arduino Uno microprocessing boards (Available for Checkout)

  • 5 Lilypad microprocessing boards (available for checkout)

  • 2 Singer Home Sewing Machines for sewing conductive threads

  • Strip Cutting Machine

  • Paper Cutter

  • Aprons and Labcoats

  • Safety Glasses and Gloves

  • First Aid Kit