blinking heart-bag with wings

April 20, 2010
Tags: sequins, PIC microcontroller



Aniomagic friend bakatarechan made this cute handbag with heart and flashing wings using our sequins and a PIC microcontroller.
 
 
 

Sensual bracelet

April 05, 2010
Tags: bracelet, schemer, video



Check out this wonderfully sensual (though brief) bracelet video from a customer. They got their hands on schemer, and programmed it to twinkle the lights when he brushes her arm.

I really like the concept of having a twinkling background in this video.
 
 
 

Animated textiles by Meg Grant.

March 31, 2010
Tags: etextiles, animation, motors


Delightful textile experiments, by way of Meg Grant

She made folded patterns that open and close when you power the motor. Really simple, elegant, and tasteful. It shows an alternative to animating textiles that don't use nitinol wire (and are simpler to get going). There are more examples on the site, but this was my fave. (Via Syuzi)
 
 
 

Sessile handbag.

March 31, 2010
Tags: bags, soft electric, twinkle



Grace Kim, of Soft Electric created this delightful hand knitted sessile handbag. "The tiny LEDs alternately fade in and out, creating a gently pleasing light," in this exploration of merging natural forms with technology.

I really enjoyed the attention to detail in this bag, like the tiny "barnacles" applied to it. Très bien.
 
 
 

Weight-sensitive backpack

March 30, 2010
Tags: schemer, sensors, weight, lightboards


I've been traveling a lot with my backpack, sometimes putting too much in it, which is bad for my back. Taking a cue from this weight-sensing tote on Instructables, I decided to build one using schemer.

With the schemer web interface on my iPhone, I can quickly calibrate it for my needs, or make it do random flashing patterns anytime I want, without breaking out a USB cable or anything.

The 3 volt felt battery holder is eye-catching too, no?
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
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