Diana George, Jenna Sobieray, Alex Cossoff and Chris Francklyn
Well today is your lucky day! Now featured on Instructables.com is a jacket that both heats and cools based on one’s body temperature. Incorporated into this jacket is a heating and cooling system that is all powered by something called the Lilypad Arduino. The Lilypad is a microcontroller board used for wearables and e-textiles and is quite simple to use. All you will need is a little sewing background, some materials, and a whole lot of time. With all three, you will be able to have your own equilibrated jacket!
1 winter jacket
1 zip-in liner
1 Lilypad Pro Kit (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8873)
1 E-sewing kit (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8797)
6 temperature sensors (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8777)
6 tri-colored LEDS (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8467)
1 flexible solar panel (optional)
1 rechargeable battery (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=339)
1 battery charger (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8786)
3 ping-pong balls
About a yard of iron-on fabric
**This Instructables only is part 1 of the jacket. See part two for more materials used.**
Step 1: Preparing
* Order these first so you will be able to start once you get your jacket
2. Purchase a ski type jacket with or without a zip-out liner jacket. The jackets do not have to be new—buying used will help your budget and make fatal mistakes less painful to your pocket.
* If the jacket does not include a liner that zips out, you will need to buy one. Make sure to purchase either a fleece or some type of liner that FITS into your shell, the outside jacket. You will need to check this out before buying.
3. You will want to wash you jackets before so that they will be ready to wear when finished.
4. Once you have completed these steps, you will be ready to start fabricating your jacket.