A hybrid of my Non-verbal mood scarf that is still a work in progress was recently showcased at the University of the Art’s Sculpture Gallery. While the final version may use the Trinket micro-controller and Pulse Sensor Amped, the showcased version ran off an Accelerometer to carefully translate human factors, a Flora micro-controller and NeoPixels with Conductive Thread. Because this was in a gallery space vs on human, the accelerometer sensitivity had to be amped up quite a bit to detect walking feet. Additionally the sequential pattern is a rework of GitHub’s suhajdab’s ‘NeoPixel Ripple’.
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