Pratt Institute’s Incubator explores the fashion-tech mashup #WearableWednesday
If you live in the New York City area Pratt’s new exhibit opened yesterday and it sounds like it will be really cool. Check out more info via Racked.
The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator, Pratt Institute’s newest venture that’s referred to as the BF + DA, is getting a jump on Fashion Week with its first public exhibit. Cloud Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology takes a look into our increasingly high-tech apparel options through interactive displays, videos, photography, and more.
It also shows what’s already capable with digital production, such as the above pixelated shoe created by Francis Bitonti Studio with Adobe software—yes, those exist in real life—and a 3D-printed LED-lit bra from Chromat. Plus, Billie Whitehouse takes sports watching one step further with the “Alert Shirt,” which pairs with a smartphone app to simulate the action on the field through sensors in the jersey (and while it would be cool to feel the power of Serena Williams’s serve, it might not feel so great to know what it’s like when Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt smashes into you).
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.