The Goodmorning Underwear are a pair of panties that vibrate to wake you up in the morning. This project is a continuation of my ongoing efforts to further the field of electronic underwear. Unlike all of my previous projects that use complex circuitry and fabrication techniques, this one is based around the littleBits prototyping platform and is easy enough anyone can make at home.
This particular project came about because I finally wanted to make a garment that my girlfriend would actually want to wear. While it may be hard to believe, when I made the Clap Off Bra it was not really for her. Sure, I may have gifted it to her to use, but it was really something that I made for myself. This time around it was important to me that I should repay her for all of her patience and make something that she would truly appreciate.
Truthfully, this is a little bit tricky because I have noticed that she does not wear underwear all that often. Largely she wears underwear only when she goes to bed. While this may seem like a backwards approach to underwear usage, it ultimately proved to be my design constraint. Thus, I began to consider how her underwear could be enhanced to improve her resting hours.
Through nearly a decade of intensive study and observation, I have come to learn that she is not really much for being woken up in the morning and does not particularly care for alarm clocks. However, over the last ten years I have also observed that she is awfully fond of devices containing vibrating motors. It then goes to follow that she would enjoy her alarm clock much more if it vibrated her awake instead of bombarding her with horrible, wretched, noise. To test this hypothesis, I have created the Goodmorning Underwear. It is my sincere hope that this garment will promote a happy, healthy, and holistic lifestyle.
Or maybe these are all half-truths and I just "borrowed" this idea from Carleyy (who in turn got it from a friend).
Nonetheless, I still developed and shared directions for making vibrating alarm clock underwear. You're welcome.
You will need:
(x2) Underwear (briefs)
(x1) littleBits Cloudbit
(x1) littleBits power (p1)
(x1) littleBits USB power (p3)
(x1) littleBits pulse
(x1) littleBits wire
(x2) littleBits vibration motors
(x1) 9V battery and cable
(x1) 12" x 12" mat board
(x1) 1 yard soft felt
(x1) Zip tie assortment
(x1) 6" adhesive hook and loop
(x1) Assorted thread
(x1) Sewing needle