Introduction: Make Your Clothes Talk for You!
There is much more to our clothing choices than we might imagine. For many people, what they wear is merely a matter of habit, but when we dress in the morning it might pay us to be a little more careful in the choices we make. Doing something different with your clothes might be a way of changing the impression others have of you. MAKING YOUR CLOTHES TALK FOR YOU is on a whole new level.
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Step 1: Materials Used:
Step 2: Setting Up Arduino on Raspberry Pi
Follow the link to install Arduino on Raspberry Pi
Note that you will need a Monitor, a Keyboard, A Mouse to set up your Raspberry Pi and arduino on it.
Step 3: Installing Node.js on Raspberry Pi
Follow the link to install node.js on Raspberry Pi
Step 4: From Text to Sound
This is where all the magic happens.
Follow the link to install the free tts Library which converts text to speech.
Step 5: Connecting a Chat Server to the Raspberry Pi
We will need spacebrew for that. Spacebrew is a simple way to connect interactive things to one another.
Step 6: Making a Speaker
Now that we have the code out of the way,
the next step is make our own speaker using fabric and conductive thread and old earphones.
WHAT IS A SPEAKER?
A speaker makes sound because an electromagnet (the embroidered coil) with a magnet. When the audio is connected to either end of the electromagnet (coil) a fluctuating magnetic field forms around the coil, repelling and attracting the membrane from the magnet. These vibrations happen so fast that we can barely see them, but the membrane moves the air around it, translating electrical frequencies into audible waves that we can hear.
Diagram and explanation : Embroidered Fabric Speaker by Plusea
Step 7: Sewing Process
tips for sewing:
1)The conductive thread loop should be tight to each other but not touching.
2)Start from the center and expand so you won't be committed to a certain size.
3) We will be using a technique called couching. Couching in its most basic form is among the easier embroidery stitches. Essentially, the couching stitch is just a little straight stitch taken over some other thread (in this case conductive thread) to hold it down.
Step 8: Connect It to a Pair of Old Earphones
Step 9: Amplify It
last step is adding magnets to the coil speaker. I put mine from the back for aesthetics.
and you want to amplify the sound even more, buy an amplifier for headphones and connect your speakers to it.
Step 10: How I Used It
I wanted with my project to highlight how we say things that are usually permissible online. This will be a commentary on how multiple platforms triggers us to have different identities. Inspired by online anynomity
Participated in the
Raspberry Pi Contest