Thursday, October 23, 2008

Soft Circuit Embroidery

Last weekend at Maker Faire, I finally got to meet Becky Stern, an embroidery innovator who mixes conductive threads and circuitry into her work. From her site:

I've been working with Leah Buechley's LilyPad Arduino, and in true embroidery sampler fashion, have composed this circuit to see what I could do. The embroidery uses traditional floss and techniques mixed with lights and sounds generated by the onboard software. The amount of light sensed by the sensor changes the speed and pitch of the lights and sounds generated. Move your shadow or hand over it to experience the changes.
(above photo by dean in austin via flickr)