Transport yourself through sound ! Instead of using traditional headphones - this circle scarf has speakers embedded in it, along with a lilypad MP3 player so you can listen to music/sound through the fabric! 

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Gather materials :

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 
<p>I just watched (or rather, listened) to your video and was honestly a little blindsided by the emotional reaction it gave me! I used to live in brooklyn off the L train before I moved to San Francisco and the sound of that commute is so familiar, and dear to me &lt;3 What a perfect demonstration of the link between sonic landscapes and memory. This is a beautiful project. I wish I could experience the full effect by wearing the scarf. Perhaps I will have to make one :)</p>
<p>I was fascinated by your design! I love the shape and practicality of the scarf, though the lilipad MP3 is more or less an ineliquent solution for several devices that are already on the market and could be simply plugged into the scarf through a mini jack..(?). But your idea is all self contained and that has some strong merit. It should be cautioned with this, as with any wearable sound system, that it should not be worn in any environment where you might become victimized because you cannot hear your attacker coming up from behind. But what a great idea for an icy winter's dog walk!</p>
Thats awesome will even work for phones
Wow, beautiful organic looking design. <br>You could use illumination between the layers to make the whole thing glow, or just the trim. Play with the anesthetic or interior or exterior lighting. <br>Using a microcontroller to make the light color and intensity change according to the audio, ambient temperature or the wearer's body temperature taking a sample temp near the wearer's corotted artery. <br>An embedded radio would be nice. A radio or weather radio could alert the wearer's to severe weather conditions discretely.
you are killin' it! :)
I dig it... thanks
Nice build. An update on the old Bone Fone: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/bone-fone/
Do you think I could make this with four speakers?
4 speakers? Why stop there? <br>Why not 8? <br>Or 12? ^(O.O)^ <br>A BUBBLE of SOUND! <br> <br>16, you say? That's just crazy talk. <br>D:&lt;
I once used these speakers,got bad sound quality,how's your speaker quality?is it good?
the * ohm ones from radioshack.
* 8 Ohm
Awesome job! Such a neat idea, especially to recreate 3d landscapes. I want to try one with more speakers!
Very clever. I've been doing something similar to this when I bike, but I just turn my phone on speaker mode with voice recognition, and put it in a tube sock that I wrap like a scarf. I bicycle a lot so it is excellent. Good execution. Can't wear a scarf all year though. Maybe the next project, you should put it in a hat with speakers resonating on the skull bones. Should be able to hear very clearly, but should have no externally audible sound. I'd be interested in syncing bluetooth to a hat like that. I have many other suggestions IYL.
Seems as though it would be absolutely amazing to use in a office cubicle environment surrounded by loud printers/fax/copiers...yes I do need one of these.
I'm not an expert but as far as I know speakers needs an enclosure to work well, to avoid interaction from the waves generated in front and back of the speaker which are in inverted phase so it cancels itself. <br>As it is a soft circuit maybe will be complicated to implement this, but you can try a &quot;baffle&quot;, which consists in just something flat around the speaker... would be something like as you put your speaker in the center of a CD (of course you can enlarge the hole to fit the speaker). <br>If you like and try it please post results ;)
Last year my sister gave my son a hoodie that has speakers sewn into the hood. They seemed to be encased in a very thin plastic so it could be washed in a washing machine. The headphone jack was in the pocket. He loves it. I like the fact yours is not a hood , it doesn't look like you are trying to hide from the world.
Nice project. <br /> <br />You should embed the video in the Instructable itself, and it would be cool to be able to hear a stereo track of your sound recording. <br /> <br />(Also - DT represent!)

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