This Is the Tech You Need for Toxic Gases #WearableWednesday #WearableTech
I have to say the Victoria University School of Design, New Zealand has been uploading some sweet student videos for wearable tech. This week I happily stumbled upon FreeBreathe by Carl Gordon. This gadget is part super hero, part real world life saver. It appears to be a gem style 3D printed case housing a NeoPixel with a gas sensor peering out below. It’s hard to tell if the Arduino is within the case or located on the side of the harness (since Carl does reach for a switch there). However, the piece does seem to change color based on the detection of gases in the area. This wearable has a special place in my heart because I think people are often subjected to gases they are unaware of in their surroundings, and I’m hoping one day there will be an easy solution to sense even more varieties. For now, Carl has a great piece for his portfolio. If you are curious about gas detection, you should know we carry our own Adafruit CO, Alcohol and VOC Gas Sensor Breakout. You won’t be able to tell which gas it is detecting, but it will indicate if there are any of these gases present. So, get to work on your own wearable, but don’t forget to also keep pro detection devices mounted in your home. Learn what you want, but always play it safe.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.