Step 1: Step One
Fabric (I used a lighter weight material to line the inside and used fleece for the outside) 30″ wide x 60″long
Conductive Thread (I used extra thick weight)
Micro SD card
Lilypad MP3 Player
Regular thread and needle for sewing / can sew by hand or with machine
Sound Files to load onto SD card
"Cut 2 pieces of fabric, the outer piece will be about 33″ long x 12″ wide. The second piece of fabric is the liner, cut it to be 33″ long and 2″ shorter so the outer piece will roll over into the inside a little. Pin and sew right sides together the edges together"
I use a sewing machine - but this pattern is fairly simple and you can just hand sew as well.
Step 4: Construction [Cont.]
Draw dotted lines to map out where the conductive thread should go, and then begin sewing the conductive thread into the fabric.
Step 5: Construction [Cont]
Step 6: Add the sensors/buttons to trigger the tracks
Step 7: An inside look!
Step 8: Watch it in action!
I chose to use my scarf to demonstrate a binaural sound experiment. I recorded myself walking from my apartment to school using two microphones (one positioned at each ear). The sounds were mostly ambient city noises with snippets of conversations overheard as I passed by people. I wanted the scarf to create a virtual acoustic space, in which the illusion of a virtual sound source outside the listener's head is created. This sound localization project was my first attempt in reifying a relationship between soft circuits and augmented reality.