Wireless controlling of a toy robot using silver nanowire coated spandex yarns

Gürarslan A.

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL TEXTILES, cilt.49, sa.1, ss.46-57, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1528083718772301
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46-57


In this work silver nanowires were synthesized and drop casted on a commercial spandex yarn to create an electrically conductive spandex. These yarns are used in a wearable electronic application as touched-based capacitive sensor to wirelessly control a toy robot, BB8. Touching the conductive yarns triggers a control mechanism that is integrated with touch recognition system which communicates wirelessly accompanying with electronic systems to run the B88 robot mechanism. This study demonstrates a wearable electronic application that is on the human-machine interface. Similar systems can be used in many other wearable electronic applications and can be turned to marketable products.