GEMS tech dresses headed to expo #WearableWednesday

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Great story out of Clanton Alabama. A Girls Engaged in Math and Science [GEMS] team created some tech infused dresses. I believe I spy a Circuit Playground front and center!

Via The Clanton Advertiser:

The Chiton County Schools Girls Engaged in Math and Science team is headed to Southern Research’s Birmingham location on Feb. 22 to showcase their wearable technology dresses at the GEMS Expo.

Opportunities to appear at the Expo are competitive. The team made it through a multi-tiered application process before being selected.

Team member Grace Tuell said the circuit board the lights connect to has been programmed with six sequences triggered by movement or pressing a button in the dress.

The wires for the lights will be connected to a battery pack hidden inside the dress. Team member Emily Powell said she worked on the programming and soldering.

“I thought it was really cool to be able to work on something like this,” Powell said. “It was interesting.”

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