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 […]