LED Holiday TuTu

December 18, 2009
Tags: projects, schemer, lightboards

How to get the cuties to talk to you at this year's holiday party? With a "groovalicious eTextile blinky-blink party tutu" of course! Textile enchantress Lynne Bruning posted this instructable on this quick and easy etextile project. Incidentally it will be on display Friday 18 December from 7 -10 p.m. at Mona Lucero's, 2544 15th Street in Denver. It was also part of a theater performance in Denver.

Using the (not yet released) schemer components, she was able to create a Tutu with flashing lights. To change the flashing patterns, just point the Tutu to the schemer interface, select your choices and press "send". Easy peasy.

You can mix sensors, different light colors, accelerometers, buzzers, etc. on the same pair of wires. It's so easy because every board has a tiny microcontroller that gives it a "bus address" and some smarts. That way you can hook everything up using the same two wires. We'll release this system early 2010. (^_-)

Totoro iPod remote control

December 18, 2009
Tags: projects, remote control, conductive yarn, magic dock

Marianne made a Totoro iPod remote control for her sister. Press his belly to change tracks and volume. Such a really cute and functional Christmas present, I think her sister will love it. Check out the project page over at crafters.org

Thanks for the pics Marianne!

Temperature-sensing Coffee/Tea Sleeve

December 15, 2009
Tags: projects, learning sensor, temperature, others

Check out this temperature-sensing coffee/tea sleeve by Angela Sheehan over at Soft Circuit Saturdays.

Using a learning sensor, she was able to whip up an interactive sleeve with LEDs to indicate a drink's temperature. Because it's a sleeve, you can slide it on pretty much any cup of your choice. I also love how the LEDs are incorporated into the penguin's eyes.

A wonderful example of how you can make small and practical everyday stuff with learning sensors.

Soft 3V battery holder

December 15, 2009
Tags: battery holder, felt, DIY

Hate to use a plastic battery holder on your wonderful, soft and cuddly project? Then you'll this tutorial!

It shows how to make your own cute battery holder from felt and conductive fabrics.

You can design your own and we'll laser cut all the pieces and mail them to you! How nifty is that?

Going into hibernation

December 1, 2009
Tags: store, december hibernation

The Aniomagic Store goes into hibernation during December.

We've had a stellar 2009, thanks to you,
but now we need time to recuperate, work on personal projects, complete theses, finish exams, etc.
We also want to enjoy the holidays too.

That said, we'll be moving to a bigger space during the break, getting ready to start 2010 with a bang.

Mata neh! See you in January (^_^)v

(the picture is from the *great* book, Amineko no seikatsu.)

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