Step 2: Jacket Requirements

I made my own jacket from a pattern and design I created, but any jacket would work.  Just make sure it is loose enough to have room for your board and other electronics.  Also, having an asymmetrical cut will allow you to work with a larger space when placing and hooking up the LCD screen.

When choosing or making your own jacket, be prepared for the following:
1. The jacket should be made of a natural fiber, like cotton or wool.  Cotton is best and will allow you to attach interfacing and will handle heat from your iron well.
2. If your jacket has a lining, be ready to rip it out.  Grab a seam ripper and go for it.  Try to save the lining if you would like to reuse it after the electronics are in.
i really like the jacket you used. any idea where it was from by any change? very interesting project too, from a social and philosophical standpoint.
Thanks, I appreciate it! Actually I designed and sewed/constructed the jacket myself. Unfortunately that means you can't buy it anywhere. Thanks for checking out my instructable!
I actually did this with an LCD clock back in the 80s. <br> <br>A friend also made a similar one, but it was surrounded by flashing LEDs, and simply said &quot;RATBAG&quot;. It was his way of protesting the Company's idea of name tagging everyone because management had no idea who did what, how or when.
Very cool, I would love to see any images from your jackets you may have. It would be interesting to see an approach to a name tag jacket from the 80s.
No photos, sorry. But both of them looked like standard pinned-on name tags with the necessary wires passing through a small hole with the battery inside the breast pocket.
This fantastic project was made as part of the Tangible Interaction course in <a href="http://dms.du.edu">Digital Media Studies</a> at the University of Denver.

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