Social Wearables

Social Wearables: Final Project

June 27, 2018 Social Wearables

After experimenting with both the muscle and pulse sensors (and seriously considering buying both for myself), I sat down and tried to figure out what I wanted to do as a wearable project. I knew that I wanted to use the MyoWare Muscle Sensor as my sensor, but didn’t know what action I wanted it to trigger. I decided to jump in, and see if I could get it to make a servo move. I figured that if I couldRead More

Social Wearables: Kinetic Body Extensions & Body Sensing Part I

June 23, 2018 Social Wearables

Today’s a two part blog covering body extension & body sensing with homemade sensors. On Monday, we tried our hands at paper folding, which while frustrating, was actually a lot of fun. After getting a working paper folded prototype, Suzanne and I tried to hook it up to a servo motor and see what we could come up with. After our servo finished having a mind of it’s own, we managed to get a shape that was interesting by combiningRead More

Social Wearables: Nudgeables & Body Language Detector

June 18, 2018 Social Wearables

Using the nudgeable kit, I worked with Chai to come up with two concepts that we could build with the kit. Our first idea was a system built into the cuff of a sleeve that would let someone giving a speech be able to ask for a prompt from a spotter in the audience. By tapping the opposite sleeve, the speaker could trigger the buzzer in the spotter’s sleeve, letting them know that a prompt was needed. Or the spotterRead More

Social Wearables: High Five Gloves, hand sewing, and quick prototyping

June 13, 2018 Social Wearables

For our first class session, we made high five gloves and did a quick prototyping session to expand on what we learned working on the first project. As someone who admittedly can’t sew a button on, hand sewing the gloves was a bit of a challenge, even with the very low stakes of using felt for our fabric. Still, I’m pretty happy with how things turned out. I’m excited to see what else I’ll learn, and while there’s always theRead More