0

July 27, 2016 AT 1:00 am

These Amazing Tech Nails Will Get You on the Subway @luciedavis #WearableWednesday

TechNails

No matter which pants pocket or purse pouch I place my metro card, I always seem to fumble. So, I really appreciate the thought behind this nail project I discovered on Wareable. It all started when design student Lucy Davis decided to bring magic to the everyday routine of taking public transportation. She hacked a typical London Oyster card to get the RFID chip (with permission, of course) and then embedded it into acrylic nails. Check out Lucy’s Instagram shot.

Not only did she win a NOVA award for new talent from Mullen Lowe Group, but she has already been talking to Transport for London for possible implementation. It’s nice to see such a big success for Lucy at an early stage in her career and I hope she continues to use her problem solving skills in an embedded fashion. This project reminds me of other inventive uses including combining nails with augmented reality (AR), as well as using a thumbnail as a track pad. When thinking of body hacks, external aspects like hair and fingernails are good options for embedded wearable tech because they are least likely to cause harm, lacking in moisture and also easy to access. Interested in hacking your own manicure? Check out our learning guide on Authenticating Manicure (Wearable NFC Tag for Android Phone). Unlock your phone using a ring or fingernail; it’s your turn to try embedded tech. Send us a pic of your handiwork!


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!


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — HAX Hardware Trends 2017

Wearables — Stay put, paint!

Electronics — Clarify your supply

Biohacking — Nucleus 7 – A Native Cochlear Sound Processor for iPhone

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.