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Arduino Wearables

Cover of Arduino Wearables by Tony Olsson Published by Apress
  1. Title
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Wearables
    2. World, Say Hello to Arduino
    3. Sharing is Caring
    4. Talking the Talk
    5. Work Process
    6. Where to Buy Stuff
    7. Further Reading
  10. Chapter 2: Software
    1. Installing the IDE
    2. Running the IDE
    3. What Is Software?
    4. How We Write Code
    5. Basic Commands
    6. Summary
  11. Chapter 3: Hardware
    1. The Arduino Hardware
    2. Board Layout
    3. Electricity
    4. Testing the Hardware
    5. Summary
  12. Chapter 4: Smart Materials and Tools
    1. Materials
    2. Tools
    3. Summary
  13. Chapter 5: LED Bracelets
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. Using Multimeters
    3. Using LEDs
    4. Serial vs. Parallel
    5. Basic Schematic for Parallel LED Bracelet Circuit
    6. Soft Bracelet
    7. Hard Bracelet
    8. Finishing Up
  14. Chapter 6: Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-Dark Bag
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. Making a Battery Charger
    3. Making the Bag
    4. The Final Bag
    5. Wrapping Up
  15. Chapter 7: Piano Tie
    1. Tools and Materials Needed
    2. Making Sounds with Piezos
    3. Cutting the Tie
    4. Adding the Buttons
    5. Stitching the Schematic
    6. Writing the Code
    7. Piecing the Code Together
    8. Finishing the Tie
    9. Wrapping Up
    10. Notes and Frequencies
  16. Chapter 8: Bag Alarm
    1. Tool and Materials Needed
    2. Cutting the Shape
    3. Analog Sensors
    4. Making an Analog Zipper Sensor
    5. Making the Circuit
    6. Sounding the Alarm
    7. Bag of Fun
    8. Wrapping Up
  17. Chapter 9: Beatbox Hoodie
    1. Tools and Materials Needed
    2. Making a Hoodie
    3. Completing the Circuit
    4. Coding the Sequencer
    5. Final Stitching
    6. Wrapping Up
  18. Chapter 10: Sunshine Umbrella
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. Getting Started
    3. Multiplexing
    4. Sensing Water
    5. Constructing the Umbrella
    6. Writing the Code
    7. Wrapping Up
  19. Chapter 11: Beat Dress
    1. Tool and Materials Needed
    2. Getting Started
    3. The Little Dress Design
    4. Writing the Code
    5. Wrapping Up
  20. Chapter 12: Shape Memory Flower
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. Shape Memory Alloy
    3. Creating the Flower
    4. Connecting the Flower to a LilyPad
    5. Programming the Flower
    6. Reprogramming the Wire
    7. Wrapping Up
  21. Chapter 13: EL Wire Dress
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. EL Wire
    3. The Dress Design
    4. Programming the Dress
    5. Finalizing the Dress
    6. Wrapping Up
  22. Chapter 14: Making Things Tiny
    1. Materials and Tools Needed
    2. The ATtiny
    3. Libraries and Programming the ATtiny
    4. Three Tiny Projects
    5. Wrapping Up
  23. Index
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EL Wire Dress

It is hard to deny that LED dresses look cool, but designing with LEDs might seem a bit limited because if LEDs are placed too far from the microcontroller, construction often becomes more complex. Even with highly conductive thread, the length of the thread becomes an issue if you use threads that are too long because the thread can’t carry the current needed to power the LEDs. Making long connections in wearables is also always a problem because it adds to the chances of the connections breaking.

In this project, we will focus on another dress that lights up, but instead of using LEDs, we will use EL wire. EL wire follows the same principles as the EL panels used in the solar-powered glow-in-the-dark project. ...

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