What Makes This New Tech Dress Amazing? Graphene #WearableWednesday @CuteCircuit #wearabletech
There’s excitement in the fashion world as Cute Circuit presents its newest little black dress according to CNN Style. The dress is made of graphene, which is a material that is light, thin, flexible and conducts electricity. The clear graphene panel on the front of the dress has an LED that changes color and also a built-in graphene sensor monitoring breathing. More LEDs hidden underneath the dress also change color. Here’s CNN’s detail.
Deep breaths turn the lights from purple to turquoise, while lighter ones make the LEDs switch from orange to green.
Check out the interview and see some quick flashes of parts, including a sparkly housing for the microcontroller.
There’s some extra geek factor here as Cute Circuit presented the dress at the Trafford Center in Manchester. The original scientists that discovered graphene were from the University of Manchester. Also, if you look at the embellishments on the dress, you will notice crystal-like patterns which drive home the theme of graphene.
Looking for unusual conductive materials for your wearable experiments? Check out our Proto-Pasta Conductive Filament for 3D printing. You can make your own sensors, embed LEDs and build other magical creations for low voltage circuitry. Show us what you make!
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.