Building
Wearables
Kristina Durivage
@gelicia
Soft
Circuits
Top: Hearts A Glow, Embroidery + LED!
By Lynne Bruning !
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hearts-AGlow/ !
!
B...
Conductive thread
Quality is sketchy, buy from a good source!
Sewn in components
Either modified normal components or spec...
Soft Circuits
Challenge becomes how to add on non e-textile
components to clothing
Get a wider variety of components to choose from
Remo...
EL Wire Skirt
Do not think of your battery pack last!
They’re heavy, cumbersome, and necessary!
They might make dancing hard! The horror...
LED Array v1
Lessons Learned?
Don’t procrastinate!
Programming for the Arduino is harder than
what I’m used to - start early
PROGMEM is...
LED Array v2 & v3
Goals
As flexible and durable as possible
Use less pins - more pins for other things
Easy to program
Cheaper
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Programming
LED is individually addressable
Program translates (x,y) to an
address
Color - reference with one number
between 1-384 ins...
Display image
Scroll image
Scroll and alternate image
Tetris!
Joystick breakout board
from Adafruit
Integrated with a flexible
wire into the sash
Joystick sticks out of
fabric (but thi...
Sewing
Circle Skirts!
Measure your waist
Math yourself up a radius
Draw a donut in the fabric
Cut out the donut
Add elastic on on...
Lessons Learned
Find a good, simple base project
Something easy
Something that can be replicated
Something that can be mod...
To Sum Up…
Have the base be something easy or make the full thing
removable
Hold off building something permanent as long ...
Thank you!
http://gelicia.com/skirttalk/
https://github.com/gelicia/Skirt-LED
!
Kristina Durivage
@gelicia
kdurivage@gelic...
Building Wearables-Kristina Durivage
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From Mobile March 2014-Learn how Kristina added electronics to items she can wear. She’ll cover some of the issues I ran into that are specific to building wearable technology and how I solved them.

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Building Wearables-Kristina Durivage

  1. 1. Building Wearables Kristina Durivage @gelicia
  2. 2. Soft Circuits Top: Hearts A Glow, Embroidery + LED! By Lynne Bruning ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hearts-AGlow/ ! ! Bottom: Turn Signal Biking Jacket! By Leah Buechley! http://www.instructables.com/id/turn-signal-biking-jacket/
  3. 3. Conductive thread Quality is sketchy, buy from a good source! Sewn in components Either modified normal components or special ones Special Arduino SparkFun has the Lilypad line Adafruit has the FLORA line Top: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1260 Middle: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9266 Bottom: http://lilypadarduino.org/?p=1483
  4. 4. Soft Circuits
  5. 5. Challenge becomes how to add on non e-textile components to clothing Get a wider variety of components to choose from Removable == washable
  6. 6. EL Wire Skirt
  7. 7. Do not think of your battery pack last! They’re heavy, cumbersome, and necessary! They might make dancing hard! The horror!! Lesson Learned
  8. 8. LED Array v1
  9. 9. Lessons Learned? Don’t procrastinate! Programming for the Arduino is harder than what I’m used to - start early PROGMEM is your friend LEDs do not work like they do in your imagination!
  10. 10. LED Array v2 & v3
  11. 11. Goals As flexible and durable as possible Use less pins - more pins for other things Easy to program Cheaper
  12. 12. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
  13. 13. Step 4
  14. 14. Step 5
  15. 15. Programming
  16. 16. LED is individually addressable Program translates (x,y) to an address Color - reference with one number between 1-384 instead of RGB
  17. 17. Display image Scroll image Scroll and alternate image
  18. 18. Tetris!
  19. 19. Joystick breakout board from Adafruit Integrated with a flexible wire into the sash Joystick sticks out of fabric (but this actually doesn’t work so well)
  20. 20. Sewing
  21. 21. Circle Skirts! Measure your waist Math yourself up a radius Draw a donut in the fabric Cut out the donut Add elastic on one side Hem the other Voila! These pictures and a full tutorial are from http://whatthecraft.com/circle-skirt-tutorial-new-and-improved/
  22. 22. Lessons Learned Find a good, simple base project Something easy Something that can be replicated Something that can be modified easily Don’t forget power! (remember that one?) Removable components are a lot easier Terrycloth diffuses LED light! Bottom two pictures are from the Vega Edge Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/868814363/vega-edge
  23. 23. To Sum Up… Have the base be something easy or make the full thing removable Hold off building something permanent as long as possible Don’t forget the battery packs or other bulky parts of your construction Don’t procrastinate PROGMEM for putting stuff in storage memory Terrycloth to diffuse light
  24. 24. Thank you! http://gelicia.com/skirttalk/ https://github.com/gelicia/Skirt-LED ! Kristina Durivage @gelicia kdurivage@gelicia.com picture by http://bdportraits.com/

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