A group of physical computing students in Italy have created a stylish jacket with heat functionality. The zipper activates a heating unit in the collar, while capacitive sensors initiate heaters in the pockets. The jacket uses an Arduino Uno and comes complete with IKEA-like instructions on the inside flap. We actually think the instructions are a nice touch as they transcend any language, making this product ready to go for international sales.
The group cleverly named their jacket Odisseo, the Italian name for Odysseus. Just as Odisseo is the hero of the Trojan war, this jacket is the hero of daily life. Considering the latest in temperature swings, this jacket may continue to be a hero in spring. Thinking about heating up your own wearable? You might want to look at our electric heating pad.
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