Need help to make my shirt vibrate!!!

I have a dream of having a shirt that vibrates when i hug people, i think it will be like a nice surprise when it happens. I have looked around and no body makes anything like this, none i can get at least. i have seen on here how to make little vibrating motors and thread pressure sensors but i have no clue how i would go about combining it all into a shirt. Really need someone to help me make this reality so if you think you can or know someone who can please contact me!

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lets see pressure sensor +somthing that vibrates=here you go
lemonie6 years ago
Couldn't you just electrocute yourself / both of you?

Electro-hug, bzzzzzzzzzz!

mikeasaurus6 years ago
Forget learning Arduino, just make a force sensitive resistor (FSR) circuit, here's a project using the concept. Just replace the LED with a small cell phone motor (like this one)

If you want to do it with Arduino and boggle over the specifics here is a good place to start.

Sounds like a fun idea, your shirt. I want to see the results, good luck!

jaraiza8 (author)  mikeasaurus6 years ago
This way does sound a lot more like what i had in mind. my only issue still would be finding the best type of motors to use, how many to use, and how to power ( size and amount of batteries ) This is mostly the stuff that I needed help to figure out. I want to make sure you can feel it vibrate and I don't want to have the motors burn out too fast because I over powered them.
Just pay attention to the voltage of the battery you want to use and they draw of each of your vibrating motors and you should be fine. You are probably going to want to read this to get a better understanding of how electronics work, and there's no shame in trail and error. Good luck!
caitlinsdad6 years ago
You need to find someone that is familiar with using arduinos or a similar microprocessor unit. Lilypads are arduino boards that are meant to be sewn into a garment with connecting holes that you sew conductive thread to. You can make or buy pressure sensitive patch sensors and place them anywhere on the garment. When that sensor is pressed or pushed against, the arduino knows to turn on the vibrating motor and make it pulse or stay on for a length of time. A motor shield add-on circuit board(or suitable h-bridge circuit) is needed for the arduino to control motors. You then have to think about battery power considerations for your arduino and motors. Good luck.
Arduino != 42
although, that World Peace and End Global Warming Shield for the arduino is not doing so hot in sales, maybe they are taxing it too heavily?