CNMAT Resource Library
The CNMAT Resource Library is our fast growing collection of materials, sensors, gestural controllers, interface devices, tools, demos, prototypes and products - all organized and annotated to support the design of physical interaction systems, "new lutherie" and art installations. As well as resources typical of comparable libraries in industry (e.g., IDEO's tech-box or Nike's materials library), our library includes a unique collection of working musical and artistic applications contextualizing the materials.
The library includes one of the largest collections of musical instrument gestural controllers including most of Buchla's controllers, a Radio Drum, and many new controllers invented at CNMAT.
Materials in the library includes a large collection of specialty fiber and fabrics ("e-textiles") for developing wearables and for rapid prototyping of sensor systems.
Many of these resources are available for loan from or use at CNMAT. The physical materials and devices and their containers are numbered so you can quickly find the supporting tags and applications information in the database: