Picture of SMART FORT – interactive hideout for kids
A tent with interactive lights and sounds embedded in 3 cushions. One cushion using conductive fabric acts as a control to choose the combination of light and sound to create a fun environment. One cushion is embedded with a speaker. The third cushion has RGB lights inside.


Smart Fort from vidhi goel on Vimeo.

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Step 1: Start

Picture of Start
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You Will Need-
Tent - Wooden square dovels, round dovels, Chiselling tools or the CNCLinen fabric. [one can customise and build their own design]
Cushions- Colorful fabric ( Felt), Translucent Fabric(for light to pass while diffusing it), Plush fillers, colorful threads
Electronics - Arduino Uno, Wave Shield flora kit, Led RGB strip, Conductive fabric(capacitive sensors), Wires, Alligator clips, Soldering Equipments Conductive thread, Needle

A. Wave Shield Assembly

• We start by putting together the waveshield as instructed by Adafruit website. The waveshield sits on top of the Arduino board.
hop101 year ago
At what angle did you cut the mortises at on the top
HollyMann1 year ago
Honus1 year ago
That is a great project- way better than the tent/fort I made for my kids! This is definitely going on my to do list.