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December 9, 2015 AT 12:00 pm

Creativity Wearable Measures Your Drawing #WearableWednesday

One of my students at SVA’s Products of Design program, Jenna Witzleben, writes:

It can be too easy to get stuck overthinking your ideas and letting your gears grind without making any progress. As makers, designers, engineers, hobbyists, etc. it is crucial for us to get out of our heads and sketch out our ideas as they come. It takes practice, but ultimately the more we sketch, the more we can create and the better we can share our ideas.

Inspired by Craighton Berman’s Pencil Sharpener, this design allows you to measure your creativity based on how much you draw. The wearable tech form accommodates any tool preference – from pencil to sharpie to finger paint. This is a two part system including a wearable band that tracks your drawing and a desktop display of your progress.

She used a FLORA and motion sensor along with XBee radios to communicate motion data to a wooden “creativity meter” filled with NeoPixel LEDs, and you can see how she put it together in her Instructable.

jenna-creativity-meter


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