Circuit for Sound Activated Garment

I had to reconfigure some circuitry for the sound activated night gown. I will have to use 20-30volts of power through the garment to get the flexinol to all react at one as opposed to it slowly moving across the circuit which would mean you would need to continue yelling into the microphone for about […]

Sewing Flexinol Into Fabric

For the past few days I’ve been experimenting with different ways of attaching or inserting the flexinol to fabric. I’ve included images using one sided interfacing and ironing the flexinol to the fabric. This seemed like it would work well and I wouldn’t have to worry about thread showing through the garment. But the interfacing […]

Planning the Circuit and Sewing Pattern

I’m sketching possibilities for the circuit layout and methods of sewing the flexinol to the garment. The hardware will be sewn and/or snapped onto the back of the gown. The right side sketches show two possibilities of how to sew the flexinol into the garment. I want the garment to look normal before activating the […]

Using Relays with LilyPad Arduino

Using the Arduino Diecimila, the microphone breakout board, and a relay switch, I’m able to send voltage to flexinol when I yell into the microphone. I used the Arduino Diecimilia because I’m more familiar with it and I have a ‘back up’ arduino just in case I fry one. After figuring out the code and […]

Sewing Flexinol Into Fabric

I tried various ways to sew the flexinol into some fabric to get an idea of how I will sew it into the night gown. I used a light fabric that would be similar to the night gown that will be activated by sound. I tried 3 different ways of sewing the flexinol to the […]

Values from Electret Microphone

I finally got some values from the Breakout board for electret microphone through the arduino using the simple AnalogInSerial example and a an analog/digital pull up code generously provided by CNMAT. My coding wasn’t cooperating for some time but I finally got the mic to send a reading. I have to practically scream into the […]

Audio Activated Flexinol

I’m currently working on a sound activated night gown. It is part of the work, 56 Days: I’m Still Here, and is another visualization of the intensity of interaction with in my relationship. The night gown is an intimate portrayal of increased vulnerability. The gown is affected by the intensity of sound with in my […]