Picture of Massage me Jacket
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(this instructable is part of a series, please also visit Massage me Custom cable and plug and Massage me Gamepad hack for the complete instructions on how to make Massage me)

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Before starting it makes sense to understand the basic principle
The technology inside the jacket is really very simple. We are making buttons out of soft materials and extending their outputs with wires to a central point, the plug. The neoprene layers are not functional, they just give a good feel to the jacket and make it strong enough to withstand frequent massage. underneeth the neoprene there are patches of conductive fabric stuck on both sides and in between there is a layer of foam. The foam has been perforates with holes where the buttons are, so that when you push on a button you are effectively bringing two layers of conductive fabric together and thus closing the switch and pressing the button.

Though this technology has proved to work very well so far, we still think it can be improved. We are looking fwd to your suggestions on how to solve things simpler and more efficient. It takes about two whole days if not three to complete all three components (Jacket, Custom cable with plugs and the Gamepad hack) of Massage me.
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Step 1: What you will need

MATERIALS you will need:
- Game controller to take apart
- Flexible Cables
- Conductive fabric
- Neoprene, both sides jersey, 1.5mm thick
- Soft, stretchy material for collar and bottom, if you prefer to not to use neoprene for these
- Sponge sheet, 5mm thick
- Velcro
- Thread
- Solder
- ...

Equipment you will need:
- Soldering iron and stand
- Sewing machine
- Screwdriver
- Pattern
- Hole maker
- Scissors
- Paper and pens
- Wire stripper
- Pliers
- ...
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parisusa1 year ago
You are so patient. That is a lot of work! Wow! Great job!
mohsen_sam4 years ago
good and funny!!!
adamvan20005 years ago
I wonder if this supports button mashing? 80D ~adamvan2000
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
that's awesome!
archipeep6 years ago
This is AWESOME! What a great idea! The video really shows it off.
COOL! Do you have a video of it in action???
Plusea (author)  T3h_Muffinator7 years ago
Thanks for the tip!
Check out videos at Massage me on YouTube
You should embed the videos into the page. Click the "video" button in edit mode.
Plusea (author)  fungus amungus7 years ago
Thanks again for the tip. The problem was that there was a bug with Safari, the link and video option don't work. But with Firefox all is good. Is it possible to embed playlists? I tried, but the playlist didn't appear upon preview.
We only support videos right now. Personally, I find it more effective to highlight one or two great videos than show off 10.