Step 4: Code

1. Download and install the Arduino programming environment
Install the FTDI driver included in the download
2. Download the code "EmoticonJacketCode.txt" in this instructable
3. Open the text file, copy and paste all the code into a new Arduino file
4. Save to the code file to the same Arduino folder as the library folder is in
tip: the folder structure should be like this: Documents>Arduino>Library>ST7565
tip: Add the library folder to the Arduino folder if necessary
5. Plug in the mini USB into the FTDI adapter and carefully line up the pins on the Lilypad
6. Upload the code to the Lilypad
7. Test the sensors and button
tip: the button should turn the display on and off, when you hold the button for about a second
tip: once on, the sensors should each display emoticon based on the force applied to the sensor
8. You can change the emoticons to one that I have converted for you, the code has all of it.
9. If you want some totally different icons, go to this source forge project:
You can make the project from terminal and convert a 128x64 8 bit windows bitmap that you've made to what the board can read.

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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