Textile Game Controllers Jam

How can electronic textile techniques be used to create bespoke, alternative game controllers?

This game jam provided participants with the opportunity and support to apply the skills introduced through the Textile Game Controller Workshop Series (2018-2020) to fully developed e-textile game controller prototypes. Due to the new remote format, we’ve extended the game jam over several weeks on Zoom and Slack.

Each participant was delivered a bespoke Textile Game Controllers Kit that contains a Circuit Playground, e-textile materials, and the sewing and crafting supplies necessary for the techniques to be used in the jam.

Textile Game Controllers Kit

Textile Game Controllers Kit:

Canadian Suppliers:

  • Digikey Canada
  • Elmwood Electronics
  • Robotshop
  • more coming soon!

Additional Resources:

Please go to our Github repo to check the code examples.

Please go to our Vimeo page to check the tutorials on how to make Digital Switch, Analog Sensor, Capacitive Sensing with Conductive Fabric, Capactive Sensing with Felting and Capacitive Sensing with Embroidery.

Projects made by participants: