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Lusha and May created a "Text-Mat”. This surface can allow the user to write and send messages using one’s feet. This text-mat is designed to send secret messages during meetings or classes. The design utilizes conductive fabric and thread, as well as a flora-board. The program contains 7 preset sentences. The user can press a button to select the appropriate sentence and then a final button to send.

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Step 1: Text-Mat

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Lusha and May created a "Text-Mat”. This surface can allow the user to write and send messages using one’s feet. This text-mat is designed to send secret messages during meetings or classes. The design utilizes conductive fabric and thread, as well as a flora-board. The program contains 7 preset sentences. The user can press a button to select the appropriate sentence and then a final button to send.

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 Next, we cut the wool, felt and conductive fabrics to the desired sizes.

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3. We then used the sewing machine to sew the fabrics together.

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. 4. Next, we sewed the conductive thread to make a circuit with the conductive fabric.

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5. Then we ironed the edges flat.

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6. Then we connected the flora board into the circuit.

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7. We prepared the following code for the flora: _________

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8. We then connected the smart phone and Arduino with the USB connection.
icekid7 months ago
Cool!
bob30307 months ago
Interesting idea. Using the Arduino as an interface makes it very flexible. Thanks for posting.
mothman927 months ago
Your code is missing, otherwise a rather interesting idea.