Learn AdaCAD

We have created a collection of resources to help you get started with AdaCAD. As a work in progress, you may not want to use it for more most important and critical projects (yet!) but feel free to play and see how it works for you.

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Getting Started

Welcome to AdaCAD. This resources on this page will give you an overview of the interface and a few tips on how to get started drafting.There are three primary ways...

Making Woven Electrodes

This video shares more information on how we generated drafts to test the effectiveness of different structures for weaving dry electrodes, based on the research by Katya Arquilla. In Katya's...

Quickly Create 2-Pic Structures

2 pic structures create really interesting visual and tactile textures. When you throw resistive yarns at each pic, many of them make good resistive force sensors as well. This video...

How to Weave a Press Button

This video will walk you through how to start your very first draft with AdaCAD. It also shows you how AdaCAD generates you a random draft to start based on...

Drafting a Force Sensor

This video walks viewers through the process of integrating conductive materials to a waffle weave in order to make a soft force sensitive resistor. This is the technique that was...

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