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EqualAir – a wearable NeoPixel air quality display #Climate #NeoPixels @@MsMaryGao

Via Instructables, Mary Gao writes about a wearable t-shirt which displays levels of air pollution in a expressive graphic:

The aim of the project is to make a wearable t-shirt that displays an evocative graphic when air pollution is above a set threshold. The graphic is inspired by the classic game “brick breakers”, in that the car is like a paddle which spits out the exhaust (which are like balls) that “hit” pieces of the lung and degrade them. When air pollution is above a threshold (e.g. when walking by cars), the otherwise innocuous white t-shirts begins playing the display.

The project uses an Arduino Mega to have more memory than an Uno (ed. Note: Mary, the M0 or M4 microcontrollers from Adafruit would also work).

This project was built by Jordan, Mary, Nick, and Odessa for a cl

See the full instructable here and the video above for a demo.ass called The Art and Science of Making.

Another video on debugging the code:

 


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