Daviy’s biggest driver is the desire to improve the environmental and social impacts of fashion design and clothing production, especially given that this is normally such a wasteful process, and the drive for profit makes it even worse: “Half of the textiles used in manufacturing turn into waste right at the very beginning of the manufacturing process,” Daviy explains, “and the fast-fashion industry uses cheap methods of production that often involve slavery.” She believes that by embracing 3D printing technology for fashion design, many of these problems can be curbed by putting the power to make clothes directly into the hands of the consumer.
It’s easier than you think: “All I need today to manufacture one of my designs is to create a model in 3D printing software and print it out using flexible, biodegradable PLA filament. That means that rather than going to the store and buying a piece of clothing manufactured overseas, all a consumer would need to do is buy a premade design file and print it out at home.” Daviy says this model of production would also allow consumers to create their own custom modifications, allowing them to alter existing designs in order to better express their personalities through their clothing on a level that simply isn’t practical with mass-manufactured clothing.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.