In this Instructable we show you how to make the V-shield for your VJacket! The Vshield fits on top of your Arduino controller that reads out the data of the attached sensors (in this example Piezo and Bend sensors).

The VJacket is a wearable controller for live video performance. Built into the jacket are bend, touch and hit sensors which you can use to send OpenSoundControl or MIDI messages wirelessly to the VJ program of your choice, letting you control video effects and transitions, trigger clips and scratch frames all from the comfort of your own jacket.

More information you can find on the website: www.vjacket.com

So let's get started!

Step 1: The Board

For the Arduino Vshield we use a standard 12x20 hole size board. On the backside of the board you have the standard connection lines that go parallel to the 20 holes.

On the sides we have different sized straight Break Away Headers: 1x3pins, 2x6pins.
In the middle you find an alignment of female Break Away Headers. Here we will connect the different sensors to it.

Here a link to the straight Break Away Headers:

Here a link to the female Break Away Headers:

Just align them as shown on the photo and solder them.

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