I’m an engineer and artist who enjoys projects that combine science and arts. I’ve been making dress designs with microcontrollers embedded in so that certain functionality of electronic components can be used to enhance the design theme. For this project, I want to use the pattern matching engine (PME) and the accelerometer inside Intel Curie on Arduino 101. Curie is made for PME applications as it has neural networks but there hasn’t been a lot of PME examples out there. I hope this example may inspire you to extract Curie’s PME capability.
The dress uses a page of my graphic novel as the fabric. A scientist and her robot are looking into the telescope. As the wearer draws a pattern in the air, a set of LEDs arranged in the shape of constellations will shine in the night sky on the fabric.
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