This project was inspired by attending the unveiling of the award winning facilities for Anchor Center for Blind Children designed by star architect Maria Cole. During my visit one of the former students came up to speak with me because she could 'see' what I was wearing (a confetti fabric coat) and she too wanted to design clothes. Just goes to show ya never know where the next project is coming from!
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Step 1: Select a garment
I went to a local thrift and found a cute woman's light weight jacket.
I made sure the garment had some specific design elements to support my over all design concept, allowed me to 'hide' the electronics and required as little sewing as possible.
These design elements are:
Placket in between the shoulders
Front facing all the way around the coat opening that was held in place with tailor tacks.
Back facing also held in place with tailor tacks.
Step 2: Gather your parts
Thread to match your project
USB link for the Lilypad
Paperbacked Iron-on Adhesive
Stuff I had to purchase:
LilyPad Arduino Main Board
LilyPad Power Supply
LilyPad Vibe Board
You can find parts elsewhere, or even DIY.
I like to support my local shop, plus Nate is super nice, hires a fantastic staff of sparkies and he goes to Burning Man