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Exploring wearable technology & electronic art  using microcontrollers, sensors & e-textiles        Rain Ashford | http://...
I create interactive wearables and art, working with many flavours ofmicrocontrollers & various components…
I’m also part of a fantastic community of hardware & code hackers, artists andmakers spread across the world
Twinkle Starduino 2009My work intersects several areas I’ve studied and enjoy:art, coding and electronics
I’m fascinated by the juxtaposition of self tracking combined with social interactionand visibility of emotions, self-awar...
..plus observing how audiences interact with my work & I’ve become a lot moreinterested in how people react to electronics...
Sci-Fi has been a massiveinspiration, but does allwearable technology have tolook like… ?
NOPE!
..but I do like to challenge the notion thatelectronics has to be cold, sharp, boxy, grey &dull – by incorporating them in...
This is the LilyPad Arduino
..it’s a microcontroller & suite of modules designed for wearables & e-textilesthat can be sewn directly to fabric with co...
LilyPad ArduinoMicrocontroller Conductive Thread E-Textiles C (ish) Programming Sensors Actuators Repurposing  Elect...
LilyPad Arduino MicrocontrollerFabulousness                    Could be improved! It’s sewable!                  It’s no...
For a glimpse of what you can do with LilyPad Arduino & e-textiles I’d like to showyou some examples of my wearable, inter...
Twinkle Tartiflette: words, image and sound into an interactive experience,brought to life by touching the words with a st...
I <3 0X0: an interactive artwork, game, musical fancy and experiment in conductiveVelcro
I wanted to create something interactiveand playful and after some pondering Idecided on a musical game of noughts &crosses!
‘Yr In Mah Face’: temperature /mood sensing t-shirt - uses Celsius temperaturedata from a sensor, averages it, then visual...
‘You Make My <3 Flutter’: proximity detecting, heart ratesensing ‘techlace’
Don’t Break My Heart is a wearable, colour-coded distance warning systemprototype for cyclists to wear on their back
Thank you for your attention!                     @Rainycathttp://rainycatz.wordpress.com       http://Rain Ashford 2012
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Using sensors and actuators in wearable technology using LilyPad Arduino. Features some examples of my work.

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  1. 1. Exploring wearable technology & electronic art using microcontrollers, sensors & e-textiles Rain Ashford | http://rainycatz.wordpress
  2. 2. I create interactive wearables and art, working with many flavours ofmicrocontrollers & various components…
  3. 3. I’m also part of a fantastic community of hardware & code hackers, artists andmakers spread across the world
  4. 4. Twinkle Starduino 2009My work intersects several areas I’ve studied and enjoy:art, coding and electronics
  5. 5. I’m fascinated by the juxtaposition of self tracking combined with social interactionand visibility of emotions, self-awareness and physical states via the use of sensorsand actuators
  6. 6. ..plus observing how audiences interact with my work & I’ve become a lot moreinterested in how people react to electronics in social situations
  7. 7. Sci-Fi has been a massiveinspiration, but does allwearable technology have tolook like… ?
  8. 8. NOPE!
  9. 9. ..but I do like to challenge the notion thatelectronics has to be cold, sharp, boxy, grey &dull – by incorporating them into the overalldesign of my work
  10. 10. This is the LilyPad Arduino
  11. 11. ..it’s a microcontroller & suite of modules designed for wearables & e-textilesthat can be sewn directly to fabric with conductive thread. It use it for most ofmy wearable & e-textile based artworks
  12. 12. LilyPad ArduinoMicrocontroller Conductive Thread E-Textiles C (ish) Programming Sensors Actuators Repurposing Electronics Conductive items Wearables Sound Artworks Games All Interactive
  13. 13. LilyPad Arduino MicrocontrollerFabulousness Could be improved! It’s sewable!  It’s not cheap! It’s open source – you can  More modules please find the Eagle files & code  Different sizes and shapes of libraries online board Good number of digital & analogue I/O  Different microcontrollers Great vector for  An industrial version with encouraging girls/ boys possibility of using different /adults/ artists /anyone / voltages to experience electronics  More competitors, to increase It’s round (dismisses the innovation idea that electronics are  Different types of I/O sharp grey and cold) Enthusiastic & helpful community
  14. 14. For a glimpse of what you can do with LilyPad Arduino & e-textiles I’d like to showyou some examples of my wearable, interactive & sound artworks!
  15. 15. Twinkle Tartiflette: words, image and sound into an interactive experience,brought to life by touching the words with a stylus
  16. 16. I <3 0X0: an interactive artwork, game, musical fancy and experiment in conductiveVelcro
  17. 17. I wanted to create something interactiveand playful and after some pondering Idecided on a musical game of noughts &crosses!
  18. 18. ‘Yr In Mah Face’: temperature /mood sensing t-shirt - uses Celsius temperaturedata from a sensor, averages it, then visualises the results via LEDs.
  19. 19. ‘You Make My <3 Flutter’: proximity detecting, heart ratesensing ‘techlace’
  20. 20. Don’t Break My Heart is a wearable, colour-coded distance warning systemprototype for cyclists to wear on their back
  21. 21. Thank you for your attention! @Rainycathttp://rainycatz.wordpress.com http://Rain Ashford 2012

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