Redditor SexyCyborg is skilled when it comes to crafting wearables. Last summer she made a skirt with interior lighting that made it glow, and now, she’s made a dazzling infinity skirt with mirrors and LEDs — the design is inspired by traditional Chinese armor. She came up with the design for Maker Faire in Shenzhen and began her work with the intention of making it completely original. She also wanted it to be Open Source and a project any maker can tackle.
She talked about the flexibility of the mirror tiles:
The tiles form a flexible matrix that can be reconfigured into different garments, or even a bag. Every tile measures 66mm on each edge, and has four magnetic electrical conductors that can link it to it’s neighboring tile. So long as each row and column gets power, there is endless variations that can be tried. With an Arduino and LED matrix controller, each individual tile can be controlled so complex patterns can play across the surface. This is just a first prototype though so all the lights get power continuously and there is no matrix control. There is room in the battery pack to add a Arduino later though.
See an entire construction gallery with making of notes at Imgur. You can also download her files there.
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