Data Sharing Reflected as Exposed Skin #WearableWednesday
Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira’s 3D printed bustier changes from opaque to transparent as you share more data online. On Cnet:
To achieve the “now you see it, now you don’t” effect of the dress, Chen first created a mobile app using Node.js and PhoneGap to track her data trail over about a month’s time. This resulted in a set of information that she translated into the dress’ design, which was created using Rhino and output through a 3D printer. She then embedded the changeable panels into the black webbing.
“The panels are made of smart film, or electrochromic film,” Chen told Crave. “It’s used most commonly for privacy glass. “The film is opaque when off, and running a specific amount of electricity through it ‘switches’ it to transparent in microseconds.”
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.