MakeFashion: When You Want a Drone on the Runway #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #fashion #art
MakeFashion has some of the best wearables each year on their runway in Canada. Check out this mashup of fashion-tech beauties including a a train carrying drone, a hat based projector and a laser filled dress. The projector system has been an on-going project from Lumen Couture that’s worth checking out. If you are a video lover, you’ll appreciate the issues of distance, lumens and backdrop (in this case a dress). There’s plenty of other fashion designs to check out on their site from past years as well, with performance art, IoT and other surprises.
Along with the success of their latest show, MakeFashion will soon be launching StitchKit—a fashion-tech starter kit that doesn’t require soldering as the lights and sensors use Grove connectors to make things plug and play. The microcontroller will use an ATmega 32u4 board, similar to the Adafruit Flora. So, expect more news soon from this group. If you want to take the first step into fashion tech, a good tutorial is our Gemma LED Sequins. You’ll discover how to code a tiny microcontroller to light up special sequins in all your fave colors. Will it be an LED constellation or Boho embroidery? Control your own fashion destiny.
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.