Have you ever imagined a world where you can change the pattern of a dress with a push of the button? Or one where you are able to change the height of a hem with a swipe of your finger? Technology makes control and customization possible where it wasn't before. Fashion is no exception. The phone has become the most used personal device and while it can be the ultimate tool of distraction, it's also useful as a wireless controller. Color has always been very exciting to me, I can swoon while looking at a shade of lilac and get giddy over a kelly green. Being able to change the color of something that I am wearing has always interested me and always comes to mind as a basic means of control while brainstorming about dynamic wearables.
Using a bluetooth enabled microcontroller and Android phone, this project gives you control over a strips of RGB LEDs. These LEDs can be put anywhere, on a pair of boots, in a jacket or on a bike helmet. I chose to take inspiration from 1980 Sci-Fi movies and Kraftwerk to make two accessories; a laser etched visor and a laser cut necklace. This Instructable will teach you how to use the Edison in tandem with your phone to control an RGB LED wirelessly and how to create two laser cut/etched acrylic accessories.
The materials listed are for both acrylic accessories.
 Intel Edison with mini breakout board
[7" x 10"] stiff black leather (for two battery packs)
[12" x 12"] soft black leather
[14" x 14"] 1/8" thick clear sheet acrylic (necklace)
[12" x 12"] 1/16" thick white poly/acrylic combination
 heavy duty snaps
 meter analog RGB LED strip (get it with no waterproof casing to keep it low profile)
[1/4 size] perma-proto board
male and female headers
Barge contact cement
heavy duty snap setter
leather hole punch or awl
heavy duty hand needle
leather hand needle
leather matching thread
soldering iron and tools
laser cutter (to make included accessory designs)