Light Arms

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After his first eTextile / Fashion Tech project Light Jacket , WILLPOWER was inspired to make his first Wearable !

Light Arms | A Strap-On Light for The Night 🌓

lulu’s were used as LED PCB’s for fiber optic cables.



Slideshow of LIGHT ARMS Lit Up


Process

Initial Sketches


All images and videos by WILLPOWER STUDIOS

Made @ WILLPOWER STUDIOS in Berlin, Germany


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Light Arms activated. I push a ‘soft button’ to change the colors and trigger animations of the addressable LED, whose light is contained and traveling through a 2mm fiber optic cable…

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Video above > A few weeks ago I wore and introduced my ‘Arm Lights’ while making live beats at Elektro Open Stage in Berlin.


Light Vest - Process of sewing

eTextile sewing for Light Vest

Sewing the textile enclosure for the fiber optic which to carry the lulu ‘s light.

You can see the copper conductive thread sewed as well.

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R&D


voltage divider

Voltage Divider - Bend Sensor controls LEDs

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The player above has 2 videos:

They show the tests of the bend sensor affecting the red led.

The first video uses a Flora board by adafruit.

In the second one, I am testing the ATtiny85 which ended up being the chosen microcontroller.


The sketchbook notes shows how the Voltage Divider works.

It ables me to turn the ohm changes from the sensor into voltage for analog reading by the microcontroller.


bend sensor

eTextile Bend Sensor

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The process of making an eTextile Bend Sensor.

Conductive thread and fabric are used to capture the change in ohms from the bending.

Learned from KOBAKANT


Neoprene Bend Sensor

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Cutting Neoprene to make a bend sensor.


Notes for making Light Jacket.