Final Project – Electronic Armour

the electronic armour jacket

PROPOSAL: Create a fashion piece that incorporates the circuitry into the overall structure of the design, with a focus on embracing the electronics instead of hiding them.

DESIGN: My design uses black electrical wire to weave metal chains into fashionable ‘armour jewelry’, shoulder pads on a black blazer. The . . . → Read More: Final Project – Electronic Armour

Final Project: Progress

The blazer, the chain, the wire + the weaving.

Here are a few images of the progress I have made on my final project!

Wearable Cycling Safety

The speed-vest

“The SPEED-VEST is a bicycle safety device and advocacy tool which displays the wearer’s current speed on their back in easy-to-read lighted numerals. It improves rider conspicuity while legitimizing bicycle speeds on the roadway. Originally conceived by Brady Clark and engineered by Mykle Hansen, it just won the Hub Bike Shop’s Bike . . . → Read More: Wearable Cycling Safety

final project – progress

Inspired by Loretta’s shoulder-pad suggestion, I spent part of Tuesday night ideating + picking up supplies for what is (hopefully) going to be a pair of badass chain shoulder pads with a built in battery that powers 2-3 LEDs.

latest fashion involving studded/chain/badass shoulder pads

Still working with my integrated-circuitry concept, I am going . . . → Read More: final project – progress

Final Project Proposal: Integrated Circuitry

For my final project, I am going to create a fashion piece that incorporates the circuitry in the overall design. I am going to focus on embracing the electronic parts of the gadget instead of hiding them by involving them in the structure, aesthetic and usability of the piece.

I feel that the biggest opportunity . . . → Read More: Final Project Proposal: Integrated Circuitry

12-Hour Bracelet

For my 12-hour challenge, I built a simple circuit bracelet with an LED, 3V Coin cell battery and a 10K resistor. Lately, I’ve been interested in way to incorporate the circuitry of wearable tech into the design instead of always trying to cover up and hide it.

Sailors knot bracelet with LED

The result . . . → Read More: 12-Hour Bracelet

loneliness

loneliness: an emotional state in which a person experiences a powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation, an instant of being lonely. unfrequented by people; desolate; without companions; solitary.

my project explores the state of loneliness and how to cope with it. the artifact, a plush wool pendant, is equipped with a light that, when . . . → Read More: loneliness

Cyborg Cam

As promised, the cyborg cam.

“Three years after losing her left eye in a car accident, San Franciscan Tanya Vlach wants to make her artificial eye more useful: she’s planning to put a video camera in her eye socket with the goal of having a bionic eye.”

read it here.

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Soft Sensor – HEAD

The part of the body I chose to do a pressure sensor for is the head. The concept that I came up with was an anti-napping sensor that, when attached to a buzzer, would help to prevent in-class/at-work napping. The sensor is a “Z” shape (Zzzzz….of course!) that can be attached to a headband, bobby . . . → Read More: Soft Sensor – HEAD

Wearable + Technology + Social

Here are my three projects that involve wearable technology in a social way. Each and every one of them totally creeped me out. Make sure to follow the links to catch full descriptions, additional images and videos!

Improve your social interactions

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