The Tech Dress to Wear When You Need to Be Late #WearableWednesday


How often are you late for gatherings? Well, no need to apologize for the late bus with this hacked dress appropriately named Millennial Word Clock. This is another fine project by Caitlin’sDad who is well known for his Adafruit love, and you’ll find his detailed directions on Instructables. Most people would complicate this dress with a RGB Matrix for the words, but simplicity is kept with a DIY stencil cut from vinyl heat transfer material with a Silhouette machine. The dress has some embroidery that gives it a ’70s or retro feel, so the chosen fonts add a bit of time period humor. The colored lights are achieved through NeoPixel strips, which are cut into segments and fed into fabric tubes layered with batting behind the iron-on. The batting creates good diffusion allowing all of the letters to be illuminated evenly. Well done, Caitlin’sDad!

The dress gets its power and programming from our FLORA microcontroller. It’s different from most Arduinos because it is round, making it comfortable for wearables. It’s also stitchable with conductive thread, as well as solderable, allowing for more options for connecting to its pins. If you want to learn more about this microcontroller for your wearables projects, check out our tutorial. You will be pleasantly surprised by the array of modules also available for it including GPS sensor, light sensor, color sensor, motion sensor and BLE. It’s never too late to get started. Don’t waste time. Early bird gets the worm…seriously, make some DIY time.

Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!

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