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How to Make an Amazing Dryad With Tech #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #DIY #art

You are probably wondering what a dryad looks like or where it lives. Students at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand came up with some answers with a tech filled costume. Here is their description of the creature.

Inspired by the mythical Greek tree nymphs, Dryad is a woodland creature with a shell of bark and moss. Its branch limbs sway whilst fireflies glow under a mane of mossy dreads. Hiding in the forest only a glance of its face can be seen whilst it skulks from copse to copse.

Servos on the back add movement to branches giving tree-like life, while warm LED strings glow in the garment, all thanks to an Arduino. Like other quality projects I’ve seen from this university, special attention is given to the materials, which in this case includes antlers and Mānuka bark. A shout-out to Sophie Price, Ivy Calvert and Phoebe Zeller for their wonderful work combining natural materials with electronics for an amazing character. Hopefully filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will look this team up for his next costumes! If you want to learn how to incorporate electronics into costumes, check out our learning guide for the Flora microcontroller. You can add LEDs and sensors to your projects using conductive thread or wire; it’s the easy way to incorporate tech while keeping things comfortable.


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