Added Jun 1, 2010
Here you can see the panel working on the vest laid flat on the table. The controller pad, when it's working properly, allows me to change the color and intensity of the set of LEDs on the pads (although not to modify the lights individually). I can also program the way they change intensity and color for a variety of effects. I built this strip into the side seam and used it as a way of representing my "inner self" within a dance performance at a recent conference. I have been struggling to find elegant and aesthetically interesting ways to integrate interactive electronics into clothes, and despite the rather primitive arrangement involved here, the result was effective. I am planning, for the next stage of the work, to incorporate an accelerometer into the control circuits, so that the color of the LED strip changes depending on my orientation and tilt - a more dynamic and directly interactive use of the electronics. Accelerometers for such clothing applications are now available through a variety of suppliers (I bought mine at www.aniomagic.com, but there are several other suppliers available).
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