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How It Was Created.

As the left arm of Light Jacket is bent, light animations are triggered.

I made this project as a student of the KOBA Wicked Winterschool where I learned about eTextiles ✂️ 🧥💡 🔋

A custom circuit board was made, conductive ⚡️ thread 🧵 and fabric 🧶 were used…

This is the first prototype.


Slideshow of LIGHT JACKET + Process

Circuit Board Design including an ATtiny85 Microcontroller, the triangular board to be of Kapton material, Copper connections from the ATtiny85 to its pins, a resistor for the voltage divider, a connection to the lulu’s (eTextile addressable LEDs), a power source which ended up being 3V instead of 5V and the bend sensor.

Red = Power, Black = Ground, Other colors = Data eTextile-circuit-board-design-01

Programming the 2 LED lights to the ATtiny85 based on the bend sensor that will flow through the fiber optic cable carrying the light of the jacket.

Programming the ATtiny85 microcontroller to control the lulu LEDs based on the bend sensor‘s data. led test via ATtiny85

The process of making the circuit board was so much fun !

Circuit Board: ATtiny85 as microcontroller.

Vynil cutter to cut Kapton into triangular shape and copper tape for conductive thread. circuit board process katpton + copper tape

The process of making the eTextile Bend Sensor using Conductive Thread, Conductive Fabric and Velostat.

All images and videos by WILLPOWER STUDIOS

Made at KOBAKANT during the Wicked Winterschool and then finished @ WILLPOWER STUDIOS

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WILLPOWER is a Solar Punk Audio/Visual Artist, Performer & Spiritual Technologist using Light, Sound and other Invisible Forces to transcend The Matrix.

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